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Table 1 Comparison of telomeric transgene properties in somatic tissues and in the germline

From: Key role of piRNAs in telomeric chromatin maintenance and telomere nuclear positioning in Drosophila germline

Strain [30] Insertion site Somatic tissues [30, 31, 33] Female germline
Eye color Chromatin state piRNA production Rhi HP1a H3K9me3 Mini-white transcription Chromatin state
EY08176 TAHRE Gag, chr.2R telomere Orange Active telomeric domain +++ +++ +++ +++ + Dual-strand piRNA cluster
EY00802 TART-B, 3′ regulatory region, chr.3R telomere + + +++ +++ +
EY00453 + + +++ +++ +
EY09966 TART-C, 3′ regulatory region, chr.4 telomere White Repressed telomeric domains + + +++ +++ +
EY03383 TAS, chr.2R Variegation +++ ++ +++ +++ +