High-frequency precise excision of the Drosophila foldback transposable element

Abstract

Precise excision of transposable elements in prokaryotes is a rare event which occurs at a significantly lower rate than transposition and other element-mediated events1. Thus, we were intrigued by a eukaryotic transposable element which seemed capable of precise excision at high frequencies. The white-crimson (wc) mutation in Drosophila, a highly unstable… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/303259a0

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