Table 1. Properties of members of five DNA transposon superfamilies from bdelloid rotifers
Superfamily/family TE family Identified in TSD TIR/mismatch Length ORF/intact Top blastp hit (% identity/% similarity)
ITm/mariner Avmar 1 PCR, UFW TA 38/2 (44/5) 1,242 bp 345 aa/yes Cemar1T (C. Telegans) (61/77)
ITm/DD37 (mori) PrD37D1 Cosmids T1, T2 TA 223/0 (235/3) 1,753 bp 341 aa/* Cemar6 (C. elegans) (32/54)
ITm/DD37E PrD37E Cosmid T1 TA 32/0 1,329 bp 351 aa/# ITmD37E1 (A. gambiae) (31/51)
foldback PrFT1 Cosmid T1 9 bp 153/5 382 bp NA NA
PrFT2 Cosmid G1 9 bp 83/5 521 bp NA NA
hAT PrTip1 Cosmid T2 16/2 plus G15 3,483 bp 833 aa/* Tip100 (I. purpurea) (28/47)
piggyBac AvPB1 UFW TTAA 13 2,577 bp 499 aa/## Yabusame1 (B. mori) (33/52)
AvPB2 TIR-PCR TTAA 13 2,340 bp 559 aa/#** Yabusame1 (B. mori) (36/54)
Helitron Pr,AvHeli Cosmid T1, UFW NA 5.4 kb 1,281 aa/4# Helitron (A. gambiae) (36/48)
  • NA, not applicable; * and # denote in-frame stop codons and frameshifts, respectively.