Inactivated mariner-like elements (MLE) in pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella.

  title={Inactivated mariner-like elements (MLE) in pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella.},
  author={Jianan Wang and Regina Staten and Thomas A. Miller and Y Park},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  volume={14 5},
We isolated multiple copies of mariner-like element (MLE) from the pink bollworm (PBW), Pectinophora gossypiella, a key lepidopteran cotton pest. Although all the MLE sequences contain multiple mutations accumulated in their transposase coding region, the consensus sequence revealed a putative ancestral transposase encoding 339 amino acid residues with a D,D(34)D motif, and 36 bp inverted terminal repeats, belonging to the cecropia subfamily, and most similar to the MLE found in Antheraea… CONTINUE READING


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