I am interested in the possibility of transposable elements being involved
in speciation events.
Does anybody know of examples of species or genera-specific insertion
sequences or transposable elements from prokaryotes or eukaryotes?
A few examples that I am aware of are IS200 in Salmonella species, IS6110 in
Mycobacterium tuberclulosis complex and IS900 in Mycobacterium paratuberculosis.
Johnjoe McFadden, PhD
Molecular Microbiology Group
School of Biological Sceinces
University of Surrey,
Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH, UK.
tel: 44-(0)1483 300800 extn.2671
fax: 44-(0)1483 300374
e-mail: j.mcfadden at surrey.ac.uk