Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Halanaerobium hydrogeniformans; Insertion sequence; IS200/605; IS605; Transposable element

Abstract

"Insertion sequences are the smallest prokaryotic transposable elements. These genes play a significant evolutionary role by promoting genome plasticity. Insertion sequences are highly diverse elements that have largely been uncharacterized. As such, the ability to accurately identify, annotate, and infer genomic impact of insertion sequences is lacking. The study of new insertion sequences contributes knowledge to their annotation and evolution. Halanaerobium hydrogeniformans is a unique organism with an abnormally high number of insertion sequences. A family of insertion sequences, IS200/605, showed several interesting distinctions from other elements in the genome, including severe open reading frame degradation, and was characterized in detail. This research uses bioinformatics tools to present an in depth characterization of a single insertion sequence family in H. hydrogeniformans. From these results insertion sequence activity can be inferred, including transposition capability, element interaction, and insertion sequence evolution"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Frank, Ronald L.

Committee Member(s)

Mormile, Melanie R.
Westenberg, David J.

Department(s)

Biological Sciences

Degree Name

M.S. in Applied and Environmental Biology

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2016

Pagination

xi, 119 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 111-118).

Rights

© 2016 Michael Sadler, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Insertion elements, DNA

Thesis Number

T 10978

Electronic OCLC #

958294117

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