DIRS retroelements in arthropods: identification of the recently active TcDirs1 element in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum

@article{Goodwin2004DIRSRI,
  title={DIRS retroelements in arthropods: identification of the recently active TcDirs1 element in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum},
  author={Timothy J. D. Goodwin and Russell T. M. Poulter and Marc{\'e} D. Lorenzen and Richard W. Beeman},
  journal={Molecular Genetics and Genomics},
  year={2004},
  volume={272},
  pages={47-56}
}
Members of the DIRS family of retrotransposons differ from most other known retrotransposons in that they encode a tyrosine recombinase (YR), a type of enzyme frequently involved in site-specific recombination. This enzyme is believed to insert the extrachromosomal DNA intermediate of DIRS element retrotransposition into the host genome. DIRS elements have… CONTINUE READING