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Editors' picks

Highlights from recent literature on mobile elements, selected by the Editors-in-Chief.

A Noise Trimming and Positional Significance of Transposon Insertion System to Identify Essential Genes in Yersinia pestis. [Sci Rep. 2017 Feb] PubMed

Target DNA bending by the Mu transpososome promotes careful transposition and prevents its reversal. [E Life. 2017 Feb] PubMed

The Human Long Interspersed Element-1 Retrotransposon: An Emerging Biomarker of Neoplasia. [Clin Chem. 2017 Feb] PubMed

Transposition of the bamboo Mariner-like element Ppmar1 in yeast. [Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017 Feb] PubMed

Co-chaperone Hsp70/Hsp90 organizing protein (Hop) is Required for Transposon Silencing and piRNA Biogenesis. [J Biol Chem. 2017 Feb] PubMed

Sequencing the extrachromosomal circular mobilome reveals retrotransposon activity in plants. [PLoS Genet. 2017 Feb 17] PubMed

ALUternative Regulation for Gene Expression. [Trends Cell Biol. 2017 Feb] PubMed

Transposable Element Bm1645 is a Source of BmAGO2-associated Small RNAs that affect its expression in Bombyx mori. [BMC Genomics. 2017 Feb] PubMed

Conserved expression of transposon-derived non-coding transcripts in primate stem cells. [BMC Genomics. 2017 Feb] PubMed

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Marlene Belfort, University at Albany
Cédric Feschotte, University of Utah
Haig Kazazian, Johns Hopkins University
Henry Levin, NIH

Aims and scope

Mobile DNA is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles providing novel insights into DNA rearrangements in all organisms, ranging from transposition and other types of recombination mechanisms to patterns and processes of mobile element and host genome evolution. In addition, the journal will consider articles on the utility of mobile genetic elements in biotechnological methods and protocols.

Rapid peer review

Our Editors-in-Chief maintain an average time from submission to a first decision of 21 days.