Tdd-4, a DNA transposon of Dictyostelium that encodes proteins similar to LTR retroelement integrases.

@article{Wells1999Tdd4AD,
  title={Tdd-4, a DNA transposon of Dictyostelium that encodes proteins similar to LTR retroelement integrases.},
  author={Dominic J Wells},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  year={1999},
  volume={27 11},
  pages={2408-15}
}
Tdd-4 is the first DNA transposon to be isolated from Dictyostelium discoideum. This element was isolated by insertion into a target plasmid. Two classes of elements were identified which include a 3.8 kb version and a 3.4 kb deleted version. Sequence analysis reveals that the 145 bp inverted terminal repeats contain the 5'-TGellipsisCA-3' conserved terminal dinucleotides found in prokaryotic transposons and integrated LTR retroelement DNA sequences. Tdd-4 open reading frames are assembled by… CONTINUE READING