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dc.contributor.authorDiao, Yupuen
dc.contributor.authorQi, Yuminen
dc.contributor.authorMa, Yajunen
dc.contributor.authorXia, Aien
dc.contributor.authorSharakhov, Igor V.en
dc.contributor.authorChen, Xiaoguangen
dc.contributor.authorBiedler, James K.en
dc.contributor.authorLing, Erjunen
dc.contributor.authorTu, Zhijian Jakeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-16T20:25:16Zen
dc.date.available2017-01-16T20:25:16Zen
dc.date.issued2011-02-10en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/74348en
dc.description.abstractHorizontal transfer of genetic material between complex organisms often involves transposable elements (TEs). For example, a DNA transposon mariner has been shown to undergo horizontal transfer between different orders of insects and between different phyla of animals. Here we report the discovery and characterization of an ITmD37D transposon, MJ1, in Anopheles sinensis. We show that some MJ1 elements in Aedes aegypti and An. sinensis contain intact open reading frames and share nearly 99% nucleotide identity over the entire transposon, which is unexpectedly high given that these two genera had diverged 145–200 million years ago. Chromosomal hybridization and TE-display showed that MJ1 copy number is low in An. sinensis. Among 24 mosquito species surveyed, MJ1 is only found in Ae. aegypti and the hyrcanus group of anopheline mosquitoes to which An. sinensis belongs. Phylogenetic analysis is consistent with horizontal transfer and provides the basis for inference of its timing and direction. Although report of horizontal transfer of DNA transposons between higher eukaryotes is accumulating, our analysis is one of a small number of cases in which horizontal transfer of nearly identical TEs among highly divergent species has been thoroughly investigated and strongly supported. Horizontal transfer involving mosquitoes is of particular interest because there are ongoing investigations of the possibility of spreading pathogen-resistant genes into mosquito populations to control malaria and other infectious diseases. The initial indication of horizontal transfer of MJ1 came from comparisons between a 0.4x coverage An. sinensis 454 sequence database and available TEs in mosquito genomes. Therefore we have shown that it is feasible to use low coverage sequencing to systematically uncover horizontal transfer events. Expanding such efforts across a wide range of species will generate novel insights into the relative frequency of horizontal transfer of different TEs and provide the evolutionary context of these lateral transfer events.en
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dc.languageEnglishen
dc.publisherPLOSen
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dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary Sciencesen
dc.subjectScience & Technology - Other Topicsen
dc.subjectMULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCESen
dc.subjectANOPHELES-GAMBIAEen
dc.subjectAEDES-AEGYPTIen
dc.subjectGENE-TRANSFERen
dc.subjectEVOLUTIONen
dc.subjectELEMENTen
dc.subjectDROSOPHILAen
dc.subjectINSECTSen
dc.subjectVECTORen
dc.subjectMODELSen
dc.titleNext-Generation Sequencing Reveals Recent Horizontal Transfer of a DNA Transposon between Divergent Mosquitoesen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.description.versionPublished (Publication status)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiochemistryen
dc.contributor.departmentEntomologyen
dc.title.serialPLOS ONEen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0016743en
dc.identifier.volume6en
dc.identifier.issue2en
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Techen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciencesen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences/Biochemistryen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences/CALS T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences/Entomologyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/All T&R Facultyen
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