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The first eukaryotic transposon to be identified, found in Drosophila fruit flies and used as a vector for experimental gene transfer.
1980s. From p- + element, with reference to the so-called ‘paternally contributing’ strains of Drosophila fruit flies (bearing p elements), which produce sterile offspring from males mated with females of the ‘maternally contributing strains’ lacking this element, but not vice versa.
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