Table 1.

Transposons for Drosophila transgenesis

TransposonInverted repeats (bp)Insertion site preferenceTarget site duplication (bp)Species compatibility
P element315′ end of genes8Drosophilidae only
piggyBac 13TTAA4Broad
Minos 255TA2Broad
Mariner 28TA2Broad
Hermes 17Low sequence specificity8Broad
hobo 12Low sequence specificity8Broad