LSTM transposon home

Welcome to The Transposon Registry. We aim to simplify transposon nomenclature for new bacterial and archaeal elements and provide a searchable repository for all transposons to aid future research. 

If you have any comments or suggestions, or wish to include information about the transposons you are working on (regardless of name) please transposon [dot] registry [at] lstmed [dot] ac [dot] uk (email the Tn Team).


To cite The Transposon Registry when reporting your transposons please see;

Supathep Tansirichaiya, Md. Ajijur Rahman and Adam P. Roberts. 2019. The Transposon Registry. Mobile DNA. 10.40 

or this link takes you directly to the article;


Recent work utilising The Transposon Registry includes;

Abril D, et al. 2021. Within patient genetic diversity of blaKPC harboring Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Colombian hospital and identification of a new NTEKPC platform. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-00887-2.

Yuan M, et al. 2021. Characterization of blaKPC-2-Carrying Plasmid pR31-KPC from a Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain Isolated in China. Antibiotics. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics10101234.

Chmielowska C, et al. 2021. Plasmidome of Listeria spp.-The repA-Family Business. Int J Mol Sci. doi: 10.3390/ijms221910320.

Ross K, et al. 2021. TnCentral: a Prokaryotic Transposable Element Database and Web Portal for Transposon Analysis. mBio. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02060-21.

Zhu Z, et al. 2021. Diversification and prevalence of the quinolone resistance crpP genes and the crpP-carrying Tn6786-related integrative and conjugative elements in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Virulence. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2021.1962160.

He J, et al. 2021. A Novel SXT/R391 Integrative and Conjugative Element Carries Two Copies of the blaNDM-1 Gene in Proteus mirabilis. mSphere. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00588-21.

Hua X, et al. 2021. BacAnt: A Combination Annotation Server for Bacterial DNA Sequences to Identify Antibiotic Resistance Genes, Integrons, and Transposable Elements. Frontiers Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.649969.

Al Rubaye MTS, et al. 2021. Novel genomic islands and a new vanD-subtype in the first sporadic VanD-type vancomycin resistant enterococci in Norway. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255187.

D'Aeth JC, et al. 2021. The role of interspecies recombination in the evolution of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci. Elife. doi: 10.7554/eLife.67113.

Castro H, et al. 2021. Mobile Elements Harboring Heavy Metal and Bacitracin Resistance Genes Are Common among Listeria monocytogenes Strains Persisting on Dairy Farms. mSphere. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00383-21.

Wysocka M, et al. 2021. Whole-genome analysis uncovers loss of blaZ associated with carriage isolates belonging to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clone ST5-VI in Cape Verde. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2021.04.018.

Lunde TM, et al. 2021. Prevalence, diversity and transferability of the Tn916-Tn1545 family ICE in oral streptococci. J Oral Microbiol. doi: 10.1080/20002297.2021.1896874.

Schmitz-Esser S, et al. 2021. A Large-Scale Sequencing-Based Survey of Plasmids in Listeria monocytogenes Reveals Global Dissemination of Plasmids. Frontiers Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.653155.

Yoon EJ, Jeong SH. 2021. Mobile Carbapenemase Genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Frontiers Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.614058.

Johansson MHK, et al. 2021. Detection of mobile genetic elements associated with antibiotic resistance in Salmonella enterica using a newly developed web tool: MobileElementFinder, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Fernandez E, et al. 2021. The novel macrolide resistance genes mef(F) and msr(G) are located on a plasmid in Macrococcus canis and a transposon in Macrococcus caseolyticusJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Chmielowska, C, et al. 2020. Genetic Carriers and Genomic Distribution of cadA6—A Novel Variant of a Cadmium Resistance Determinant Identified in Listeria spp. International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Papa-Ezdra R, et al. 2020. Prevalence and molecular characterization of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales in an outbreak free setting in a single hospital from Uruguay. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance.

Yang X, et al. 2020. Identification of a Chromosomal Integrated DNA Fragment Containing the rmpA2 and iucABCDiutA Virulence Genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae. mSphere.

Nikolaou E, et al. 2020. Antibiotic Resistance Is Associated with Integrative and Conjugative Elements and Genomic Islands in Naturally Circulating Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates from Adults in Liverpool, UK. Genes,

Hubbard ATM, et al. 2020. Piperacillin/tazobactam resistance in a clinical isolate of Escherichia coli due to IS26-mediated amplification of blaTEM-1B. Nature Communications,

Tansirichaiya S, et al. 2020. Capture of a novel, antibiotic resistance encoding, mobile genetic element from Escherichia coli using a new entrapment vector. Journal of Applied Microbiology,

Harmer C, et al., 2020. Structures bounded by directly-oriented members of the IS26 family are pseudo-compound transposons. Plasmid,

Hughes-Games A, et al. 2020. Identification of integrative and conjugative elements in pathogenic and commensal Neisseriaceae species via genomic distributions of DNA uptake sequence dialects. Microbial Genomics.

Gonçalves OS, et al. 2020. Transposable elements contribute to the genome plasticity of Ralstonia solanacearum species complex. Microbial Genomics.