Tas, a retrotransposon from the parasitic nematode Ascaris lumbricoides.

  title={Tas, a retrotransposon from the parasitic nematode Ascaris lumbricoides.},
  author={H Felder and A Herzceg and Y de Chastonay and Pierre Aeby and Heinz Tobler and Fritz M{\"u}ller},
  volume={149 2},
The cloned retrotransposon Tas OE3 from the genome of the parasitic nematode Ascaris lumbricoides was completely sequenced. The element is flanked by long terminal repeats (LTR) and contains three distinct regions encoding putative proteins typical for retroid elements. The first region, ORF1, encodes a putative Gag protein including a 'Leu zipper', a nucleic acid binding motif, as well as an aspartic protease domain. The second region contains an incomplete ORF (ORF2) with sequence… CONTINUE READING


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