Transposon

Role of MshQ in MSHA pili biosynthesis and biofilm formation of Aeromonas hydrophila

Y. X. Qin, Yan, Q. P., Mao, X. X., Chen, Z., and Su, Y. Q., Role of MshQ in MSHA pili biosynthesis and biofilm formation of Aeromonas hydrophila, vol. 13, pp. 8982-8996, 2014.

Biofilm formation of pathogen bacterium is currently one of the most widely studied topics; however, little is known regarding pathogen bacteria biofilms in aquaculture. Aeromonas hydrophila is a representative species of the genus Aeromonas, which has been recognized as a common pathogen, is associated with many diseases in aquatic animals, and causes significant mortality. The objectives of this study are i) to confirm that A.

Enhancer/Suppressor mutator (En/Spm)-like transposable elements of cassava (Manihot esculenta) are transcriptionally inactive

M. A. Gbadegesin and Beeching, J. R., Enhancer/Suppressor mutator (En/Spm)-like transposable elements of cassava (Manihot esculenta) are transcriptionally inactive, vol. 9, pp. 639-650, 2010.

Transposable elements contribute to the size, structure, variation, and diversity of the genome and have major effects on gene function. Sequencing projects have revealed the diversity of transposable elements in many organisms and have shown that they constitute a high percentage of the genome. PCR-based techniques using degenerate primers designed from conserved enzyme domains of transposable elements can provide quick and extensive surveys, making study of diversity and abundance and their applications possible in species where full genome sequence data are not yet available.

Report of a chimeric origin of transposable elements in a bovine-coding gene

L. M. Almeida, Amaral, M. E. J., Silva, I. T., Silva, Jr., W. A., Riggs, P. K., and Carareto, C. M., Report of a chimeric origin of transposable elements in a bovine-coding gene, vol. 7, pp. 107-116, 2008.

Despite the wide distribution of transposable elements (TEs) in mammalian genomes, part of their evolutionary significance remains to be discovered. Today there is a substantial amount of evidence showing that TEs are involved in the generation of new exons in different species. In the present study, we searched 22,805 genes and reported the occurrence of TE-cassettes in coding sequences of 542 cow genes using the RepeatMasker program.

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