Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Mariner

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1726

A transposable element that has been engineered for transforming insects other than Drosophila. mariner elements are widely found in most arthropods and in insect-parasitic nematodes, other nematodes, flatworms, hydras, humans, mouse, rat, Chinese hamster, sheep and cow. mariner has been used to transform chicken, zebrafish and a protozoan.

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