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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-10-30 19:23 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2019-10-30 19:23 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Category of DNA sequence
  • Transposon
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Trichoplusia ni - Cabbage looper, Cabbage looper moth, Cabbage plusia, Common cabbage looper, Lettuce looper
Additional Information
Additional Information
piggyBac is a transposable element that encodes transposase gene flanked by inverted terminal repeats. The transposase can recognize the inverted terminal repeats, excises the transposon and facilitates its integration into the genome. Thus, piggyBac is used as a tool for insertional mutagenesis and transgenesis. piggyBac has been confirmed in insects, animals, plants, and yeast.

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