Element:Nabel

From The Gypsy Database

Description

Nabel is a retrotransposon found in the genome of the parasitoid wasp insect Nasonia vitripennis (Llorens et al. 2009). Its name is an acronym derived from “Nasonia vitripennis Bel/Pao element”. Nabel belongs to the Bel clade (Copeland et al. 2005) within Branch 1 of the Bel/Pao family (Llorens et al. 2009). The genome of Nabel element is about of 4.7 Kb in size (4686 bp long) and shows an ORF containing the typical gag and pol polyprotein domains of Bel/Pao elements, information about the LTRs of Nabel is not yet available.

Structure

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Figure not to scale. If present, long terminal repeats (LTRs) have been highlighted in blue. Amino acid motifs noted with lines indicate the conserved residues in each protein domain, abbreviations below mean:

MA=matrix PR=protease DU or DUT=dUTPase TM=transmembrane TAV or IBMP=transactivator/viroplasmin or inclusion body matrix protein
CA=capsid RT=reverse transcriptase INT=Integrase CHR=chromodomain
NC=nucleocapsid RH=RNaseH SU=surface MOV=movement protein
PPT=polypurine tract PBS=primer binding site ATF=aphid transmission factor VAP=virion associated protein

Related literature

Genbank accession:156542142
Clade:Bel
Cluster or genus:Undetermined
Branch or class:Branch 1
Family:Bel/Pao
System:LTR retroelements
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Nasonia vitripennis
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