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Revised nomenclature for transposable genetic elements

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Show simple item record Roberts, Adam P Chandler, Michael Courvalin, Patrice Guédon, Gérard Mullany, Peter Pembroke, Tony J. Rood, Julian I Smith, Jeffrey C Summers, Anne O Tsuda, Masataka Berg, Douglas E 2016-04-14T10:25:52Z 2016-04-14T10:25:52Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Pembroke, JT; Roberts, AP; Chandler, M; Courvalin , P; Guedon, P; Mullany, G; Osborn, M; Rood, JI; Smith, J; Tsuda, M; Berg, DE (2008) 'Revised nomenclature for transposable genetic elements'. PLASMID, 60 (2):167-173. en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Transposable DNA elements occur naturally in the genomes of nearly all species of prokaryotes. A proposal for a uniform transposable element nomenclature was published prominently in the 1970s but is not, at present, available online even in abstract form, and many of the newly discovered elements have been named without reference to it. We propose here an updated version of the original nomenclature system for all of the various types of prokaryotic, autonomous, transposable elements excluding insertion sequences, for which a nomenclature system already exists. The use of this inclusive and sequential Tn numbering system for transposable elements described here recognizes the ease of interspecies spread of individual elements, and allows for the naming of mosaic elements containing segments from two or more previously described types of transposons or plasmids. It will guard against a future necessity to rename elements following changes in bacterial nomenclature which occurs constantly with our increased understanding of bacterial phylogenies and taxonomic groupings. It also takes into account the increasing importance of metagenomic sequencing projects and the continued identification of new mobile elements from unknown hosts. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Plasmid;60 (3), pp. 167-173
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Plasmid. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Plasmid, 60 (3), pp. 167-173, en_US
dc.subject transposable genetic element en_US
dc.subject transposon en_US
dc.subject conjugative transposon en_US
dc.subject integrative conjugative element en_US
dc.subject mobilizable transposon en_US
dc.subject integrative mobilizable element en_US
dc.title Revised nomenclature for transposable genetic elements en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2016-04-14T10:10:03Z
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dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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