Evolution of divergent DNA recognition specificities in VDE homing endonucleases from two yeast speciesPosey, KLK, V.; Burt, A.; Gimble, F. S., Nucleic Acids Research, 32:3947-3956. 2004.
Homing endonuclease genes (HEGs) are mobile DNA elements that are thought to confer no benefit to their host. They encode site-specific DNA endonucleases that perpetuate the element within a species population by homing and disseminate it between species by horizontal transfer. ...
Keywords: adenosine-triphosphatase, crystal-structure, double-strand breaks, gene drive evolution, gene drive genetics, gene drive mechanisms, gene drive natural, group-i intron, homing endonuceases, homologous recombination, horizontal transfer, pi-scei endonuclease, saccharomyces-cerevisiae, target site recognition, zygosaccharomyces-bailii