Molecular Genetics

Cointegrates

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Some transposons form and resolve cointegrates.

Facts

  • Some mutations in tnpR are also recessive and result in enhanced transposition. The tnpR protein binds to three similar sites between tnpA and tnpR coding regions. It is a site-specific recombinase of the resolvase-integrase family.
  • Mutations concentrated at one tnpR binding site block completion of transposition. These res mutations result in the accumulation of cointegrates. A cointegrate is a fusion of donor and recipient replicons with one element at each border between replicons.

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