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;

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.

Dong D, et al. 2019. Characterisation of a NDM-1-Encodong Plasmid pHFK418-NDM From a Clinical Proteus mirabilis Isolate Harboring Two Novel Transposons, Tn6624 and Tn6625. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI:

Klompe SE, et al. 2019. Transposon-encoded CRISPR–Cas systems direct RNA-guided DNA integration. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1323-z

Zeng L, et al. 2019. Genetic Characterization of a blaVIM–24-Carrying IncP-7β Plasmid p1160-VIM and a blaVIM–4-Harboring Integrative and Conjugative Element Tn6413 From Clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00213

Adams FG &, Brown MH. 2019. MITE Aba12, a Novel Mobile Miniature Inverted-Repeat Transposable Element Identified in Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 17978 and Its Prevalence across the Moraxellaceae Family. mSphere. DOI: 10.1128/mSphereDirect.00028-19

Leon-Sampedro R, et al. 2019. Transfer dynamics of Tn6648, a composite integrative conjugative element generated by tandem accretion of Tn5801 and Tn6647 in Enterococcus faecalis. The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkz239

Zhang D, et al. 2019. Replicon-Based Typing of IncI-Complex Plasmids, and Comparative Genomics Analysis of IncIγ/K1 Plasmids. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00048

Shi Y, et al. 2019. Genetic characterization and potential molecular dissemination mechanism of tet(31) gene in Aeromonas caviae from an oxytetracycline wastewater treatment system. Journal of Environmental Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/j.jes.2018.05.008

Borowiak M, et al. 2019. Characterization of mcr-5-Harboring Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Typhimurium Isolates from Animal and Food Origin in Germany. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00063-19

Shen D, et al. 2019. Emergence of a Multidrug-Resistant Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae Sequence Type 23 Strain with a Rare bla CTX-M-24-Harboring Virulence Plasmid. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.02273-18

Sun Y-w, et al. 2019. IS26-Flanked Composite Transposon Tn6539 Carrying the tet(M) Gene in IncHI2-Type Conjugative Plasmids From Escherichia coli Isolated From Ducks in China. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03168

Di Pilato V, et al. 2019. Characterization of the first blaCTX-M-14/ermB-carrying IncI1 plasmid from Latin America. Plasmid. DOI: 10.1016/j.plasmid.2019.02.001

Li D, et al. 2019. Tn6674, a Novel Enterococcal optrA-Carrying Multiresistance Transposon of the Tn554 Family. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00809-19