High frequencies of Minos transposon mobilization are obtained in insects by using in vitro synthesized mRNA as a source of transposase.

@article{Kapetanaki2002HighFO,
  title={High frequencies of Minos transposon mobilization are obtained in insects by using in vitro synthesized mRNA as a source of transposase.},
  author={Maria G Kapetanaki and Thanasis G. Loukeris and Ioannis Livadaras and Charalambos Savakis},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 15},
  pages={3333-40}
}
One of the most frequently encountered problems in transposon-mediated transgenesis is low transformation frequency, often resulting from difficulty in expressing from injected plasmid DNA constructs adequate levels of transposase in embryos. Capped RNA corresponding to the spliced transcript of the Minos transposable element has been synthesized in vitro and shown to be an effective source of transposase protein for Minos transposon mobilization. Transposase produced by this mRNA is shown to… CONTINUE READING

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