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Editorial Volume 5 Issue 5

An Overview of Transposable Elements and their Impact on some Insect Host Genomes


PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Research Laboratory of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

*Corresponding Author: Wiem BEN AMARA, PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Research Laboratory of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.

Received: February 27, 2023; Published: April 01, 2023


The history of Transposable elements (TEs) has started in 1951 with the discovery of the Ac (Activator) and Ds (Dissociation) elements by Barbara McClintock, that she considered to be at the origin of mutations leading to genetic instabilities in the color of corn kernels [1]. These discoveries, for which McClintock was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983, revolutionized the notion of genome stability to demonstrate that it is dynamic and fluid [2]. Thus, transposable elements are defined as repeated DNA sequences dispersed in the genome that are capable of moving from one site to another and multiplying in an autonomous or non-autonomous way. These mobile DNA sequences have several impacts on the genomes they invade and are key players in their evolution and diversity.


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Citation: Wiem BEN AMARA. “An Overview of Transposable Elements and their Impact on some Insect Host Genomes". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.5 (2023): 01-03.


Copyright: © 2023 Wiem BEN AMARA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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