transposon

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transposon

[¦tranz′pō‚zän]
(genetics)
A genetic element which comprises large discrete segments of deoxyribonucleic acid and is capable of moving from one chromosomal site to another in the same organism or in a different organism.
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Mobile Element. Since the network consists of a large number of sensor nodes and sink nodes, the mobility can apply to the sensor nodes and/or the sink node(s) depending on the applications.
The proposed meta-heuristic, the Mobile Element Scheduling with Time Sensitive ACO (MES/TSACO), attempts to create and improve MS schedules based on these performance metrics.
"Mobile element scheduling for efficient data collection in wireless sensor networks with dynamic deadlines," in Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), pp: 296-305.
However, these mobile elements are transcribed, both as distinct RNA polymerase III transcripts and as a part of RNA polymerase II transcripts.
It may be imagined as an imaginary addition width of the slit moved by the mobile element due to the action of centrifugal forces.
McClintock's Ac and Ds elements, like many mobile elements, work in partnership.
This mobile resistant element is mostly carried on a self-conjugating plasmid without other resistance markers (it can form its own circular mobile element and move between plasmid and chromosome), but has also been found in larger plasmids, carrying a variety of resistance markers.
The new line of Windows Phone 8 devices in development showcase Microsoft's attempt to essentially step up its game and gain a better grasp on the mobile element of its brand.
Although the rapid dissemination of the USA300 clone may occur because of a high virulence level that arises from the production of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) or an existing arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME) (2), there is no conclusive evidence to support this hypothesis (3).
* Keeping in allowed limits for each axis mobile element's positioning accuracy variation.

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