Keywords and Phrases
Halanaerobium hydrogeniformans; Insertion sequence; IS200/605; IS605; Transposable element
"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.
Frank, Ronald L.
Mormile, Melanie R.
Westenberg, David J.
M.S. in Applied and Environmental Biology
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xi, 119 pages
© 2016 Michael Sadler, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Insertion elements, DNA
Electronic OCLC #
Sadler, Michael C., "Characterization of insertion sequence IS605 in halanaerobium hydrogeniformans" (2016). Masters Theses. 7568.