Mobile genetic elements
Mobile genetic elements (MGE) are a type of DNA that can move around within the genome. They include:The total of all mobile genetic elements in a genome may be referred to as the mobilome. Barbara Mc...
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Grabbing A Parasite By The Tail: U-M Team Solves "Jumping Gene" Mystery
Deep within your DNA, a tiny parasite lurks, waiting to pounce from its perch and land in the middle of an unsuspecting healthy gene. If it succeeds, it can make you sick. Like a jungle cat, this para...
Grabbing A Parasite By The Tail: U-M Team Solves "Jumping Gene" Mystery
Deep within your DNA, a tiny parasite lurks, waiting to pounce from its perch and land in the middle of an unsuspecting healthy gene. If it succeeds, it can make you sick. Like a jungle cat, this para...
Microsatellite
Microsatellites, also known as simple sequence repeats (SSRs) or short tandem repeats (STRs), are repeating sequences of 2-5 base pairs of DNA. It is a type of Variable Number Tandem Repeat (VNTR).Mi...
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Transposon mutagenesis
Transposon mutagenesis, or transposition mutagenesis, is a biological process that allows genes to be transferred to a host organism's chromosome, interrupting or modifying the function of an extant g...
Cloning vector
A cloning vector is a small piece of DNA, taken from a virus, a plasmid, or the cell of a higher organism, that can be stably maintained in an organism, and into which a foreign DNA fragment can be in...
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Interspersed repeat
Interspersed repetitive DNA is found in all eukaryotic genomes. Certain classes of these sequences propagate themselves by RNA mediated transposition, they have been called retrotransposons, and they ...
Interspersed repeat - Wikipedia
Tn3 transposon
The Tn3 transposon is a 4957 base pair mobile genetic element, found in prokaryotes. It encodes three proteins: Initially discovered as a repressor of transposase, resolvase also plays a role in facil...
Tn3 transposon - Wikipedia
Repeated sequence (DNA)
Repeated sequences (aka. repetitive elements, or repeats) are patterns of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) that occur in multiple copies throughout the genome. The functions and descriptions of these seque...
FREP
FREP is a database of mouse repeat sequences derived from cDNAs
Plasmid
A plasmid is a small DNA molecule within a cell that is physically separated from a chromosomal DNA and can replicate independently. They are most commonly found in bacteria as small, circular, doubl...
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Islander (database)
Islander is a database of integrative islands in prokaryotic genomes.
Promoter (biology)
In genetics, a promoter is a region of DNA that initiates transcription of a particular gene. Promoters are located near the transcription start sites of genes, on the same strand and upstream on the ...
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Transpogene
TranspoGene is a database of transposed elements located inside protein-coding genes of seven species.
ColE1
ColE1 is a plasmid found in bacteria. Its name derives from the fact that it carries a gene for colicin E1 (the cea gene). It also codes for immunity from this product with the imm gene. In additio...
RK2 plasmid
The RK2 Plasmid is a broad-host-range plasmid belonging to the incP incompatibility group It is notable for its ability to replicate in a wide variety of single-celled organisms, which makes it suita...
PBR322
pBR322 is a plasmid and was one of the first widely used E. coli cloning vectors. Created in 1977 in the laboratory of Herbert Boyer at the University of California, San Francisco, it was named after ...
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Toxin-antitoxin database
TADB is a database of Type 2 toxin-antitoxin loci in bacterial and archaeal genomes.
Helitron (biology)
A helitron is a transposon found in eukaryotes that is thought to replicate by a so-called "rolling-circle" mechanism. This category of transposons was discovered by Vladimir Kapitonov and Jerzy Jurka...
Sleeping Beauty transposon system
The Sleeping Beauty transposon system is a synthetic DNA transposon designed to introduce precisely defined DNA sequences into the chromosomes of vertebrate animals for the purposes of introducing new...
Sleeping Beauty transposon system - Wikipedia
Operator (biology)
In genetics, an operator is a segment of DNA to which a transcription factor binds to regulate gene expression. The transcription factor is typically a repressor, which can bind to the operator to pre...
Operator (biology) - Wikipedia
Plasmid mediated resistance
Plasmid-mediated resistance is the transfer of antimicrobial-resistant coding genes which are carried on plasmids. The plasmids can be transferred between prokaryotes through horizontal gene transfer....
Plasmid mediated resistance - Wikipedia
SCCmec
SCCmec, or staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec, is a mobile genetic element of Staphylococcus bacterial species. This genetic sequence includes the mecA gene coding for resistance to the antibioti...
Univec
UniVec is a database that can be used to remove the vector contamination from the DNA sequences.
Transposase
Transposase is an enzyme that binds to the end of a transposon and catalyzes the movement of the transposon to another part of the genome by a cut and paste mechanism or a replicative transposition me...
Transposase - Wikipedia
Transposable element
A transposable element (TE or transposon) is a DNA sequence that can change its position within the genome, sometimes creating or reversing mutations and altering the cell's genome size. Transpositio...
Multiple Loci VNTR Analysis
Multiple Loci VNTR Analysis (MLVA ) is a method employed for the genetic analysis of particular microorganisms, such as pathogenic bacteria, that takes advantage of the polymorphism of tandemly repeat...