His primary research interests include investigating the transmission and epidemiology of important resistance genes and mobile genetic element
using next-generation sequencing.
We determined that the genomes of all 3 ST468 strains contained gene tetM, which was carried on a mobile genetic element
(MGE) (Figure 2).
Substituting a cellular mobile genetic element
(VL30) bypasses this blockade, permitting activation of the therapeutic genes.
aureus organisms acquire a large mobile genetic element
called staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) (6).
SCCmec is a mobile genetic element
that carries the mecA gene, which mediates methicillin resistance in staphylococci.
Qin, Galloway-Pena et al stated that the gain of mobile genetic elements
carrying antibiotic resistance, virulence and/or fitness factors are the driving force behind the recent success of the superbugs .
These mobile genetic elements
that have coevolved with us drive evolution by creating new genes and plasticity of genomes.
Surprisingly, these genes appear to have been recruited and repurposed from other tissue types by transposons--ancient mobile genetic elements
sometimes thought of as genomic parasites.
I wanted to figure out a way to label blood cells inside of the body, and the best idea I had was to use mobile genetic elements
Antibiotic resistance to a large extent is determined by acquisition of mobile genetic elements
The authors provide a state-of-the-art update on the field of bacterial integrative mobile genetic elements
The nine studies cover catalytic activity in transcripts from Schistosoma non-autonomous retro-transposons, mobile genetic elements
of malaria vectors and other mosquitoes, retro-transposons in the genomes of the digenean parasitic trematodes Clonochis sinensis and Paragonimus westermani, endogenous retro-transposon sequences of the Schistosoma mansoni intermediate snail host Biomphalaria glabrata, the transposon-mediated transgenis of mosquitoes, Schistosome long terminal repeat retro-transposons colonizing Schistosome genomes, Schistosome DNA transposons, and mobile genetic elements
resident in hookworm genomes.