|Feature type||natural transposable element|
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|Sequences & Components|
|Complete element (bp)|
|Terminal repeat (bp)|
|Sequence Ontology (SO)|
|Insertions & Copy Number|
|Target Site Duplication|
|Curated drosophilid orthologs|
"mini-me" elements from separate species show an overall lack of sequence identity but have a number of shared features. Perfect inverted repeats are conserved at both termini of the "mini-me" elements. At the 5' end, the inverted repeat is partially duplicated, forming a complementary palindrome. The 3' inverted repeat is located at a slightly preterminal position. A core 33bp motif that begins approximately 110bp from the 5' end of the element is also conserved, having approximately 80% sequence identity across all copies of the "mini-me" element analysed. A (TA)n-producing proto-microsatellite is present upstream of the 33bp core region and a (GTCY)n-producing proto-microsatellite is present downstream of the 33bp core region. The region between the (GTCY)n proto-microsatellite and the 3' subterminal inverted repeat is not conserved between species and can be extremely variable between copies of "mini-me" elements within a species.
|Synonyms & Secondary IDs ( 6 )|
microsatellite initiating mobile element
|Secondary FlyBase IDs|
|References ( 3 )|