Excision and transposition of piggyBac transposable element in tobacco budworm embryos.

@article{Ren2006ExcisionAT,
  title={Excision and transposition of piggyBac transposable element in tobacco budworm embryos.},
  author={Xiaoxia Ren and Zhaojun Han and Thomas A. Miller},
  journal={Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={
          49-56
        }
}
The TTAA-specific lepidopteran transposon piggyBac has already proved useful as a gene-transfer vector for efficient transformation of a wide variety of insects. Transposable element excision and transposition assays are useful indicators of an element's ability to be mobilized in vivo and, thus, potentially serve as a transforming vector. Here, we report that this transposon is capable of excision and transposition in tobacco budworm embryos with relatively low frequency. 
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