Minos Transposon Mediated Transgenesis Service

At CD BioSciences, we specialize in cutting-edge Drosophila research services, enabling scientists and researchers to advance their studies in various fields. One of our key offerings is the Minos transposon mediated transgenesis service, a powerful tool for genetic manipulation in Drosophila melanogaster. By leveraging the unique mechanism of transposition, we can facilitate precise and efficient integration of foreign DNA into the fly genome, allowing for targeted genetic modifications and novel insights into biological processes.

Mechanism of Minos Transposition

Transposition is a fundamental genetic phenomenon that enables the movement of specific DNA segments, known as transposons or "jumping genes", within a genome. These transposable elements have the ability to "cut" themselves out from one location in the genome and "paste" themselves into another, leading to genetic rearrangements and alterations.

Fig.1 Structure of the natural Minos element isolated from Drosophila hydei.

Fig.1 Structure of the natural Minos element isolated from Drosophila hydei. (Pavlopoulos A., et al. 2007)

The Minos transposon system utilizes a DNA transposase enzyme, encoded by the Minos gene, which recognizes specific DNA sequences at the ends of the transposon. These sequences, known as inverted terminal repeats (ITRs), act as recognition sites for the transposase. The transposase recognizes the ITRs, binds to them, and catalyzes the excision of the transposon from its original location.

Once excised, the transposon can be inserted into a new location in the genome. This process is mediated by the transposase, which recognizes specific target sequences and catalyzes the integration of the transposon at these sites. The integration occurs through a process called transposon-mediated "cut-and-paste," ensuring the stable inheritance of the inserted DNA sequence in subsequent generations.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive Drosophila Minos transposon mediated transgenesis service to facilitate your research in the field of Drosophila genetics. Our experienced team of experts and state-of-the-art facilities ensure efficient and reliable transgenesis experiments using Minos transposons. Below is an outline of our workflow:

Workflow of Drosophila Minos Transposon Mediated Transgenesis Service.

Project Consultation

We begin by having a detailed consultation with you to understand your research goals, experimental design, and specific requirements.

Vector Design and Construction

Based on the information gathered during the consultation, our skilled scientists will design and construct the Minos transposon vector tailored to your experimental needs.

We ensure the vector is optimized for efficient transposon integration and stable expression of your gene of interest.

Transgenesis Experiment

Once the vector is constructed, we proceed with the transgenesis experiment using Drosophila embryos.

Our team employs microinjection to introduce the Minos transposon vector into the Drosophila genome.

Screening and Identification

After successful transgenesis, we meticulously screened and select transgenic flies harboring the desired transgene.

Genetic Characterization

We provide additional services to characterize the transgenic lines further, such as genotyping, expression profiling, and phenotypic analysis.

Our team can assist in developing and executing customized assays to study the functional implications of your transgene.

Data Analysis and Reporting

Once the experimental phase is complete, we compile and analyze the generated data using advanced bioinformatics tools and statistical analyses.

Our team will prepare a comprehensive report summarizing the results, including detailed methodologies and experimental findings.

Want to Learn More?

CD BioSciences specialize in providing exceptional services in the field of Drosophila research. Partner with us for your Drosophila research needs, and unlock the potential of Minos transposons-mediated transgenesis. We are dedicated to supporting your scientific endeavors and driving innovation in the field. Contact us today to discuss how our services can propel your research forward.


  • Pavlopoulos A, Oehler S, Kapetanaki M G, et al. The DNA transposon Minosas a tool for transgenesis and functional genomic analysis in vertebrates and invertebrates. Genome biology, 2007, 8(1): 1-7.
  • Metaxakis A, Oehler S, Klinakis A, et al. Minos as a genetic and genomic tool in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics, 2005, 171(2): 571-581.

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