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msechBari, a new MITE-like element in Drosophila sechellia related to the Bari transposon

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Author(s):
Dias, Elaine Silva [1] ; Aparecida Carareto, Claudia Marcia [1]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] UNESP Sao Paulo State Univ, Dept Biol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: GENETICS RESEARCH; v. 93, n. 6, p. 381-385, DEC 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

A few occurrences of miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) have been reported in species of the genus Drosophila. Here, we describe msechBari, a MITE-like element in Drosophila sechellia. The element is short, approximately 90 bp in length, AT-rich and occurs in association with, or close to, genes, characteristics that are typical for MITEs. The identification was performed in silico using the sequenced genome of D. sechellia and confirmed in a laboratory strain. This short element is related to the Bari\_DM transposon of Drosophila melanogaster, having terminal inverted repeats (TIRs) of a similar length and a high identity with the full-length Bari\_DM element. The estimated recent origin of the element and the homogeneity observed between copies found in the genome suggests that msechBari could be active in D. sechellia. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/07629-3 - Proposition of intragenomic expansion models of 412, F and Bari transposable elements in Drosophila melanogaster and D. simulans and analysis of factors that can interfer with the transposition dynamics
Grantee:Elaine Silva Dias
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 10/10731-4 - Evolutionary dynamics and transposable elements regulation in Drosophila populations and species
Grantee:Claudia Marcia Aparecida Carareto
Support type: Regular Research Grants