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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP INSECT PESTS IN LOCAL AND AREAWIDE PROGRAMS

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit

Title: A new hobo, Ac, Tam3 transposable element, hopper, from Bactrocera dorsalis is distantly related to hobo and Ac

Authors
item Handler, Alfred
item Gomez, Sheilachu -

Submitted to: Elsevier
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 23, 1996
Publication Date: February 19, 1997
Citation: Handler, A.M., Gomez, S.P. 1977. A new hobo, Ac, Tam3 transposable element, hopper, from Bactrocera dorsalis is distantly related to hobo and Ac. GENE-Elsevier. 185:133-135.

Interpretive Summary: A new transposable element from the hobo, Ac, TamJ transposon family was isolated as a genomic clone from the oriental fruit fly, BactrOCi!ro dorsalis by scientists at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Center for Medical Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, Florida. It is approximately 3.1 kb in length with 19-bp inverted terminal repeat sequences having a single mismatch.Though sharing several amino acid sequence identities with other hAT elements, it is distantly related to both hobo and Ae.Among hAT elements thus far described in insects, it is apparently the most distantly related to hobo.

Technical Abstract: A new transposable element from the hobo, Ac, TamJ transposon family was isolated as a genomic clone from the oriental fruit fly, BactrOCi!ro dorsalis. It is approximately 3.1 kb in length with 19-bp inverted terminal repeat sequences having a single mismatch.Though sharing several amino acid sequence identities with other hAT elements, it is distantly related to both hobo and Ae.Among hAT elements thus far described in insects, it is apparently the most distantly related to hobo.

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