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  1. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported errors in Table 2 wherein all "KZFP” in the gene names should be changed to “ZNF”.

    Authors: Nicky Chung, G. M. Jonaid, Sophia Quinton, Austin Ross, Corinne E. Sexton, Adrian Alberto, Cody Clymer, Daphnie Churchill, Omar Navarro Leija and Mira V. Han

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:41

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    The original article was published in Mobile DNA 2019 10:39

  2. Content type: Review

    Transposable elements in prokaryotes are found in many forms and therefore a robust nomenclature system is needed in order to allow researchers to describe and search for them in publications and databases. He...

    Authors: Supathep Tansirichaiya, Md. Ajijur Rahman and Adam P. Roberts

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:40

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  3. Content type: Research

    Despite the long-held assumption that transposons are normally only expressed in the germ-line, recent evidence shows that transcripts of transposable element (TE) sequences are frequently found in the somatic...

    Authors: Nicky Chung, G. M. Jonaid, Sophia Quinton, Austin Ross, Corinne E. Sexton, Adrian Alberto, Cody Clymer, Daphnie Churchill, Omar Navarro Leija and Mira V. Han

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:39

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Mobile DNA 2019 10:41

  4. Content type: Research

    Henny feathering in chickens is determined by a dominant mutation that transforms male-specific plumage to female-like plumage. Previous studies indicated that this phenotype is caused by ectopic expression in...

    Authors: Jingyi Li, Brian W. Davis, Patric Jern, Ben. J. Dorshorst, Paul B. Siegel and Leif Andersson

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:38

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  5. Content type: Research

    Transposable elements (TEs) can be key drivers of evolution, but the mechanisms and scope of how they impact gene and genome function are largely unknown. Previous analyses revealed that TE-mediated gene ampli...

    Authors: Braham Dhillon, Gert H. J. Kema, Richard C. Hamelin, Burt H. Bluhm and Stephen B. Goodwin

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:37

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  6. Content type: Research

    A considerable portion of the human genome derives from retroviruses inherited over millions of years. Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are usually severely mutated, yet some coding-competent HERVs exist....

    Authors: Giuseppe Rigogliuso, Martin L. Biniossek, John L. Goodier, Bettina Mayer, Gavin C. Pereira, Oliver Schilling, Eckart Meese and Jens Mayer

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:36

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  7. Content type: Short report

    Ppmar1 and Ppmar2 are two active mariner-like elements (MLEs) cloned from moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis (Carrière) J. Houz) genome possessing transposases that harbour nuclear export signal (NES) domain, but ...

    Authors: Muthusamy Ramakrishnan, Ming-Bing Zhou, Chun-Fang Pan, Heikki Hänninen, Ding-Qin Tang and Kunnummal Kurungara Vinod

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:35

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  8. Content type: Research

    Kinetoplastids are a flagellated group of protists, including some parasites, such as Trypanosoma and Leishmania species, that can cause diseases in humans and other animals. The genomes of these species enclose ...

    Authors: Yasmin Carla Ribeiro, Lizandra Jaqueline Robe, Danila Syriani Veluza, Cyndia Mara Bezerra dos Santos, Ana Luisa Kalb Lopes, Marco Aurélio Krieger and Adriana Ludwig

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:34

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  9. Content type: Research

    Associations between X-inactive transcript (Xist)–long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) and chromatin are critical intermolecular interactions in the X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) process. Despite high-resolution anal...

    Authors: Yoko Matsuno, Takefumi Yamashita, Michiru Wagatsuma and Hajime Yamakage

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:33

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  10. Content type: Research

    Transposable elements (TEs) are genomic parasites with major impacts on host genome architecture and host adaptation. A proper evaluation of their evolutionary significance has been hampered by the paucity of ...

    Authors: Sylvain Legrand, Thibault Caron, Florian Maumus, Sol Schvartzman, Leandro Quadrana, Eléonore Durand, Sophie Gallina, Maxime Pauwels, Clément Mazoyer, Lucie Huyghe, Vincent Colot, Marc Hanikenne and Vincent Castric

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:30

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  11. Content type: Research

    PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are the effectors of transposable element silencing in the reproductive apparatus. In Drosophila ovarian somatic cells, piRNAs arise from long RNA precursors presumably processed wi...

    Authors: Cynthia Dennis, Emilie Brasset and Chantal Vaury

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:28

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  12. Content type: Research

    Helitrons play an important role in shaping eukaryotic genomes due to their ability to transfer horizontally between distantly related species and capture gene fragments during the transposition. However, the mec...

    Authors: Guangjie Han, Nan Zhang, Jian Xu, Heng Jiang, Caihong Ji, Ze Zhang, Qisheng Song, David Stanley, Jichao Fang and Jianjun Wang

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:25

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  13. Content type: Research

    Although most of long interspersed elements (LINEs), one class of non-LTR-retrotransposons, are integrated into the host genome randomely, some elements are retrotransposed into the specific sequences of the g...

    Authors: Azusa Kuroki-Kami, Narisu Nichuguti, Haruka Yatabe, Sayaka Mizuno, Shoji Kawamura and Haruhiko Fujiwara

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:23

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  14. Content type: Research

    Long Interspersed Element 1 (LINE-1) is a retrotransposon that is present in 500,000 copies in the human genome. Along with Alu and SVA elements, these three retrotransposons account for more than a third of t...

    Authors: B. T. Freeman, M. Sokolowski, A. M. Roy-Engel, M. E. Smither and V. P. Belancio

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:20

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  15. Content type: Research

    Retrotransposons are the major determinants of genome sizes and they have shaped both genes and genomes in mammalian organisms, but their overall activity, diversity, and evolution dynamics, particularly their...

    Authors: Cai Chen, Wei Wang, Xiaoyan Wang, Dan Shen, Saisai Wang, Yali Wang, Bo Gao, Klaus Wimmers, Jiude Mao, Kui Li and Chengyi Song

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:19

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  16. Content type: Research

    Conjugative spread of antibiotic resistance and virulence genes in bacteria constitutes an important threat to public health. Beyond the well-known conjugative plasmids, recent genome analyses have shown that ...

    Authors: Nicolas Soler, Emilie Robert, Isaure Chauvot de Beauchêne, Philippe Monteiro, Virginie Libante, Bernard Maigret, Johan Staub, David W. Ritchie, Gérard Guédon, Sophie Payot, Marie-Dominique Devignes and Nathalie Leblond-Bourget

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:18

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  17. Content type: Research

    Transposable elements (TEs) make up > 50% of the human genome, and the majority of retrotransposon insertions are truncated and many are located in introns. However, the effects of retrotransposition on the ho...

    Authors: Zhuqing Wang, Hayden McSwiggin, Simon J. Newkirk, Yue Wang, Daniel Oliver, Chong Tang, Sandy Lee, Shawn Wang, Shuiqiao Yuan, Huili Zheng, Ping Ye, Wenfeng An and Wei Yan

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:17

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  18. Content type: Research

    Transposable elements (TE) are commonly regarded as “junk DNA” with no apparent regulatory roles in the human genome. However, a growing body of evidence demonstrates that some TEs exhibit regulatory activitie...

    Authors: Jiayue-Clara Jiang and Kyle R. Upton

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:16

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  19. Content type: Review

    Transposable element (TE) insertions are responsible for a significant fraction of spontaneous germ line mutations reported in inbred mouse strains. This major contribution of TEs to the mutational landscape i...

    Authors: Liane Gagnier, Victoria P. Belancio and Dixie L. Mager

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:15

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  20. Content type: Research

    We have recently described a peculiar feature of the promoters in two Drosophila Tc1-like elements, Bari1 and Bari3. The AT-richness and the presence of weak core-promoter motifs make these promoters, that we hav...

    Authors: Antonio Palazzo, Patrizio Lorusso, Csaba Miskey, Oliver Walisko, Andrea Gerbino, Carlo Marya Thomas Marobbio, Zoltán Ivics and René Massimiliano Marsano

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:13

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  21. Content type: Short report

    Transposable elements (TEs) are not randomly distributed in the genome. A genome-wide analysis of the D. melanogaster genome found that differences in TE density across 50 kb genomic regions was due both to trans...

    Authors: Miriam Merenciano, Camillo Iacometti and Josefa González

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:10

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  22. Content type: Review

    Human stem cells harbor significant potential for basic and clinical translational research as well as regenerative medicine. Currently ~ 3000 adult and ~ 30 pluripotent stem cell-based, interventional clinica...

    Authors: Gerald G. Schumann, Nina V. Fuchs, Pablo Tristán-Ramos, Attila Sebe, Zoltán Ivics and Sara R. Heras

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:9

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    Transposable elements make up a significant portion of the human genome. Accurately locating these mobile DNAs is vital to understand their role as a source of structural variation and somatic mutation. To thi...

    Authors: Jared P. Steranka, Zuojian Tang, Mark Grivainis, Cheng Ran Lisa Huang, Lindsay M. Payer, Fernanda O. R. Rego, Thiago Luiz Araujo Miller, Pedro A. F. Galante, Sitharam Ramaswami, Adriana Heguy, David Fenyö, Jef D. Boeke and Kathleen H. Burns

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:8

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  24. Content type: Research

    Pseudomonas syringae is a γ-proteobacterium causing economically relevant diseases in practically all cultivated plants. Most isolates of this pathogen contain native plasmids collectively carrying many pathogeni...

    Authors: Leire Bardaji, Maite Añorga, Myriam Echeverría, Cayo Ramos and Jesús Murillo

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:7

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  25. Content type: Software

    Thanks to their ability to move around and replicate within genomes, transposable elements (TEs) are perhaps the most important contributors to genome plasticity and evolution. Their detection and annotation a...

    Authors: Joëlle Amselem, Guillaume Cornut, Nathalie Choisne, Michael Alaux, Françoise Alfama-Depauw, Véronique Jamilloux, Florian Maumus, Thomas Letellier, Isabelle Luyten, Cyril Pommier, Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon and Hadi Quesneville

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:6

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  26. Content type: Research

    The transfer of genetic material from non-parent organisms is called horizontal gene transfer (HGT). One of the most conclusive cases of HGT in metazoans was previously described for the cellulose synthase gen...

    Authors: Maria A. Daugavet, Sergey Shabelnikov, Alexander Shumeev, Tatiana Shaposhnikova, Leonid S. Adonin and Olga Podgornaya

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:4

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  27. Content type: Research

    Repetitive sequences, including transposable elements (TEs) and satellite DNAs, occupy a considerable portion of plant genomes. Analysis of the repeat fraction benefits the understanding of genome structure an...

    Authors: Shu-Fen Li, Yu-Jiao Guo, Jia-Rong Li, Dong-Xu Zhang, Bing-Xiao Wang, Ning Li, Chuan-Liang Deng and Wu-Jun Gao

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:3

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  28. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby author Dong Yin’s name was mistakenly inverted. This error has now been corrected.

    Authors: Kaishun Hu, Yu Li, Wenjing Wu, Hengxing Chen, Zhen Chen, Yin Zhang, Yabin Guo and Dong Yin

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:2

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    The original article was published in Mobile DNA 2018 9:33

  29. Content type: Research

    Plant LTR-retrotransposons are classified into two superfamilies, Ty1/copia and Ty3/gypsy. They are further divided into an enormous number of families which are, due to the high diversity of their nucleotide ...

    Authors: Pavel Neumann, Petr Novák, Nina Hoštáková and Jiří Macas

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2019 10:1

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  30. Content type: Research

    The evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance is often mediated by mobile genetic elements. Integrative and conjugative elements (ICEs) are the most abundant conjugative elements among prokaryotes. However...

    Authors: João Botelho, Adam P. Roberts, Ricardo León-Sampedro, Filipa Grosso and Luísa Peixe

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2018 9:37

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  31. Content type: Research

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease involving loss of motor neurons and having no known cure and uncertain etiology. Several studies have drawn connections between altered ...

    Authors: Gavin C. Pereira, Laura Sanchez, Paul M. Schaughency, Alejandro Rubio-Roldán, Jungbin A. Choi, Evarist Planet, Ranjan Batra, Priscilla Turelli, Didier Trono, Lyle W. Ostrow, John Ravits, Haig H. Kazazian, Sarah J. Wheelan, Sara R. Heras, Jens Mayer, Jose Luis García-Pérez…

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2018 9:35

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  32. Content type: Research

    Similar to retro−/lenti- virus system, DNA transposons are useful tools for stable expression of exogenous genes in mammalian cells. Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon has adopted for integrating genes into host ...

    Authors: Kaishun Hu, Yu Li, Wenjing Wu, Hengxing Chen, Zhen Chen, Yin Zhang, Yabin Guo and Dong Yin

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2018 9:33

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Mobile DNA 2019 10:2

  33. Content type: Research

    Although repeat sequences constitute about 37% of carnivore genomes, the characteristics and distribution of repeat sequences among carnivore genomes have not been fully investigated. Based on the updated Repb...

    Authors: Changjun Peng, Lili Niu, Jiabo Deng, Jianqiu Yu, Xueyan Zhang, Chuang Zhou, Jinchuan Xing and Jing Li

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2018 9:32

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    There is increasing evidence that the transpositional activity of retroelements (REs) is not limited to germ line cells, but often occurs in tumor and normal somatic cells. Somatic transpositions were found in...

    Authors: Alexander Y. Komkov, Anastasia A. Minervina, Gaiaz A. Nugmanov, Mariia V. Saliutina, Konstantin V. Khodosevich, Yuri B. Lebedev and Ilgar Z. Mamedov

    Citation: Mobile DNA 2018 9:31

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