Nucleotide sequence of IS26, a new prokaryotic mobile genetic element

Nucleic Acids Res. 1983 Sep 24;11(18):6319-30. doi: 10.1093/nar/11.18.6319.


The DNA sequence of a new IS element, the IS26, is 820 bp long and carries 14 bp perfect terminal inverted repeats. Upon integration, IS26 generates an 8 bp duplication of its target sequence. A large open reading frame within IS26 could code for a protein of 234 amino acids. On its reverse strand, IS26 also carries one large open reading frame, 591 bp long, which contains no stop codon within IS26.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Base Composition
  • Base Sequence
  • Codon
  • DNA Replication
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes
  • DNA Transposable Elements*
  • Escherichia coli / genetics*
  • Plasmids
  • Protein Biosynthesis


  • Codon
  • DNA Transposable Elements
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes

Associated data

  • GENBANK/X00011