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Nameintegrative genetic element
DescriptionThe insertion product of an integrative genetic element resembles a phage in a target gene. Like a phage, these elements maintain an intact copy of a host gene on one side of the insertion site and also create a partial gene remnant on the other side of the insertion site. However, an integrative element often lacks a recognizable phage gene with the exception of integrase. The sizes of these elements and the sizes of the host gene remnants is highly variable.
Parent PropertyGenProp0066: selfish genetic elements

Parent Properties
GenProp0066selfish genetic elements

Sibling Properties
GenProp0024group I intron
GenProp0025group II intron
GenProp0050prophage regions
GenProp0208phage: major features
GenProp0321toxin-antitoxin system, type II
GenProp0476protein-coding palindromic elements
GenProp1091toxin-antitoxin system, type I
GenProp1092toxin-antitoxin system, type III