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General Information
Symbol
micropia
Species
D. melanogaster
Feature type
FlyBase ID
FBte0000042
Sequences and Components
Complete element (bp)
Terminal repeat (bp)

505

Sequence Accessions
GenBank Nucleotide - A collection of sequences from several sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, TPA, and PDB.
Sequence Ontology (SO)
Insertions and Copy Number
Copy number and comments

5 in euchromatin of Release 3 genome annotation, of which 2 are full length.

Target Site Duplication
Orthologs
Comments

A micropia element has been cloned and sequenced.

Two D.melanogaster micropia elements have been cloned and sequenced, and compared with two Dhyd\micropia elements. A 10bp region within each repeat unit of the 3' tandem repeats is highly conserved, suggesting functional importance either in transposition events, or in regulatory activity on flanking DNA sequences. One of the D.melanogaster micropia elements contains a copia element insertion.

First identified because it hybridizes with a copia-like element found on the Y chromosome of D.hydei. Only one element from D.melanogaster has been studied in detail. The complete sequence of this element has been reported by Lankenau et al.; the map in Lindsley, Zimm, 1992 p. 1104 is taken from this sequence.

Other Information
Etymology
External Crossreferences and Linkouts ( 9 )
Crossreferences
GenBank Nucleotide - A collection of sequences from several sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, TPA, and PDB.
Synonyms and Secondary IDs (8)
References (75)