P transposable elements in drosophila and other eukaryotic organisms
- Author(s): Majumdar, S
- Rio, DC
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1128/9781555819217.ch33
P transposable elements are one of the best-studied eukaryotic mobile DNA elements in metazoans. These elements were initially discovered in the late 1960's because they cause a syndrome of genetic traits termed hybrid dysgenesis . The molecular cloning and biochemical characterization of the P element transposition reaction have led to general insights regarding eukaryotic cut-and-paste-transposition. P elements have also facilitated many applications as genetic tools for molecular genetics in Drosophila.