Isolation and characterization of a Ty element inserted into the ribosomal DNA of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has about 30 to 50 copies of a transposable element Ty. Most of these elements are located at the 5' ends of protein coding sequences and are flanked by a 5 bp duplication. We report below an insertion of a Ty element into one of the repeated ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes of yeast. The element is located between the 3' ends of the divergentally transcribed 37S and 5S rRNA's and is not flanked by a 5 bp duplication. In addition, one end of the Ty insertion is contiguous with a 306 bp deletion of the sequences of the rRNA gene. We find that this insertion, unlike most Ty insertions, is mitotically unstable.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vincent, A; Petes, TD

Published Date

  • April 11, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2939 - 2949

PubMed ID

  • 3008101

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC339713

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0305-1048

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/nar/14.7.2939


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England