The hermit transposable element of the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, belongs to the hAT family of transposable elements

Coates, Craig J., Johnson, Karyn N., Perkins, Harvey D., Howells, Antony J., O'Brochta, David A. and Atkinson, Peter W. (1996) The hermit transposable element of the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, belongs to the hAT family of transposable elements. Genetica, 96 1: 23-31. doi:10.1007/BF00132577


Author Coates, Craig J.
Johnson, Karyn N.
Perkins, Harvey D.
Howells, Antony J.
O'Brochta, David A.
Atkinson, Peter W.
Title The hermit transposable element of the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, belongs to the hAT family of transposable elements
Journal name Genetica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0016-6707
Publication date 1996-01
Year available 1996
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00132577
Volume 96
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 31
Total pages 9
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject 270100 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences
Abstract We report the cloning of ermit, a member of the hAT family of transposable elements from the genome of the Australian sheep blowfly,Lucilia cuprina. Hermit is 2716 bp long and is 49% homologous to the autonomoushobo element,HFL1, at the nucleic acid level.Hermit has 15 bp terminal inverted repeats that share 10 bp with the terminal inverted repeats ofHFL1. Conceptual translation reveals a 583 residue open reading frame (ORF) that is 64% similar and 42% identical to theHFL1 ORF. However, the sequence of the hermit element contains two frameshifts within the putative ORF, indication that hermit is an inactive element. Analysis of L. cuprina strains from within and outside Australia suggested that hermit is present as a single copy in all the genomes analysed
Keyword Hermit
Hobo
Lucilia cuprina
transposable element
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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