genomic_island    (CURRENT_SVN)

SO Accession: SO:0000772 (SOWiki)
Definition: A genomic island is an integrated mobile genetic element, characterized by size (over 10 Kb). It that has features that suggest a foreign origin. These can include nucleotide distribution (oligonucleotides signature, CG content etc.) that differs from the bulk of the chromosome and/or genes suggesting DNA mobility.
Synonyms: genomic island
DB Xrefs: Phigo: at
SO: ke

Parent: integrated_mobile_genetic_element (SO:0001039)

Children: adaptive_island (SO:0000775)
pathogenic_island (SO:0000773)
defective_conjugative_transposon (SO:0001049)
cryptic_prophage (SO:0001007)
metabolic_island (SO:0000774)
symbiosis_island (SO:0000776)
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