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A unified classification system for eukaryotic transposable elements
This work proposes the first unified hierarchical classification system, designed on the basis of the transposition mechanism, sequence similarities and structural relationships, that can be easily applied by non-experts. Expand
Comparative genomics reveals mobile pathogenicity chromosomes in Fusarium
Comparison of genomes of three phenotypically diverse Fusarium species revealed lineage-specific genomic regions in F. oxysporum that include four entire chromosomes and account for more than one-quarter of the genome, putting the evolution of fungal pathogenicity into a new perspective. Expand
The struggle for life of the genome's selfish architects
This review provides a synopsis of what is known about the complex interactions that exist between transposable elements and the host genome, and explores the evolutionary aspects of TEs in the light of post-Darwinian theories of evolution. Expand
A universal classification of eukaryotic transposable elements implemented in Repbase
In response to the correspondence by Vladimir V. Kapitonov and Jerzy Jurka (A universal classification of eukaryotic transposable elements implemented in Repbase. Nature Rev. Genet. 9 (2008),Expand
Genome organization in Fusarium oxysporum: clusters of class II transposons
Abstract Several families of transposable elements (TEs) are present in the genome of the phytopathogenic fungus Fusarium oxysporum. They are present in copy numbers ranging from just a few elementsExpand
Transposition of autonomous and engineered impala transposons in Fusarium oxysporum and a related species
The ability of impala to function as a two-component system and to transpose in a heterologous host promises further advances in the understanding of the factors that modulate transposition efficiency and demonstrates the potential of impalas as a means of establishing a transposon tagging system for a wide range of fungal species. Expand
Transposition of a Fungal Miniature Inverted-Repeat Transposable Element Through the Action of a Tc1-Like Transposase
Evidence that mimp1 transposes by a cut-and-paste mechanism into TA dinucleotides, which are duplicated upon insertion is presented, allowing the development of a highly efficient tool for gene tagging in filamentous fungi. Expand
Evolutionary history of the impala transposon in Fusarium oxysporum.
Impala distribution was investigated in strains with various host specificities by Southern blot, PCR, and sequencing, and a phylogenetic analysis performed by sequencing a portion of the EF1alpha gene showed in most cases a correlation between the presence of a particular element and a close genetic relationship. Expand
Abundance, distribution and dynamics of retrotransposable elements and transposons: similarities and differences
It is shown that the traditional division into two classes, based on the transposition mechanisms, becomes less obvious when other factors are taken into consideration, and a great diversity in distribution and dynamics within each class is observed. Expand
Germ line transformation of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, mediated by transpositional insertion of a piggyBac vector
The transformations effected using the piggyBac element establish the potential of this element as a germ‐line transformation vector for Aedine mosquitoes. Expand