A discrete piece of DNA that can insert itself into other DNA sequences within the cell. The ends of the transposon DNA are usually inverted repeats.
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[n] - a segment of DNA that can become integrated at many different sites along a chromosome (especially a segment of bacterial DNA that can be translocated as a whole)
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Mobile nucleic acid element.
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See Mobile genetic element
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Transposon: A short mobile DNA sequence that can replicate and of which copies can be inserted at random sites within chromosomes. A transposon has almost identical sequences at each end and inverted repeat sequences (that run in the opposite direction). It codes for the enzyme, transposase, that ca...
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(= transposable element) Small, mobile DNA sequences that can replicate and insert copies at random sites within chromosomes. They have nearly identical sequences at each end, oppositely oriented (inverted) repeats, and code for the enzyme, transposase, that catalyses their insertion. Bacteria have ...
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<molecular biology> Small, mobile DNA sequences that can replicate and insert copies at random sites within chromosomes. They have nearly identical sequences at each end, oppositely oriented (inverted) repeats and code for the enzyme, transposase, that catalyses their insertion. ... Bacteria h...
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jumping gene noun a segment of DNA that can become integrated at many different sites along a chromosome (especially a segment of bacterial DNA that can be translocated as a whole)
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(from the article `bacteria`) ...Genes carried on plasmids can find their way onto the bacterial chromosome and become a stable part of the bacterium`s inheritance. Organisms ... ...also dispersed throughout the genome. There is no known function for satellite DNA, nor is it known how the repeats ar...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: tranz-pō′son Definitions: 1. A segment of DNA (an R-factor gene) that has a repeat of an insertion sequence element at each end that can migrate from one plasmid to another within the same bacterium, to a bacterial chromosome, or to a bacteriophage; the mechanism...
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1) Deoxyribonucleic acid 2) Desoxyribonucleic acid 3) Dna 4) Jumping gene
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