Mobile genetic elements colonizing the genomes of metazoan parasites

Brindley, Paul J., Laha, Thewarach, McManus, Donald P. and Loukas, Alex (2003) Mobile genetic elements colonizing the genomes of metazoan parasites. Trends in Parasitology, 19 2: 79-87. doi:10.1016/S1471-4922(02)00061-2


Author Brindley, Paul J.
Laha, Thewarach
McManus, Donald P.
Loukas, Alex
Title Mobile genetic elements colonizing the genomes of metazoan parasites
Journal name Trends in Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-4922
Publication date 2003-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1471-4922(02)00061-2
Volume 19
Issue 2
Start page 79
End page 87
Total pages 9
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 0605 Microbiology
11 Medical and Health Sciences
1108 Medical Microbiology
Abstract A substantial fraction of the genome of most eukaryotes, including those of metazoan parasites, is predicted to comprise repetitive sequences. Mobile genetic elements (MGEs) will make up much of these repetitive sequences, particularly the interspersed sequences. This article reviews information on MGEs that have colonized the genomes of metazoan parasites (i.e. parasites of parasites). Helminth and mosquito genomes, in particular, are compared with those of better-understood model organisms. MGEs from the genomes of metazoan parasites can be expected to have practical uses in transgenesis and epidemiological studies.
Keyword Parasite disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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