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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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Vorechovsky, "Transposable elements in disease-associated cryptic exons," Human Genetics, vol.
Like many transposable element systems in plants and animals, the P-element seems to be so closely adapted to its original host that it works only in D.
An example for the transposable element insertion in large-size fragments is showed in Figure 3, mutant 21 was tagged in the largest SwaI fragment (1W; Fig.
LINE dancing in the human genome: transposable elements and disease.
We also examined the distribution of the transposable elements L1, B1, and mysTR in the chromosomes of the three species to assess their relationship to the karyotypic variation.
PCR analysis of insertion site specificity, transcription, and structural uniformity of the Lepidopteran transposable element IFP2 in the TN-368 cell genome.
The number of hybridizing bands for transposable element probes was as high as 30 for the Mu probe, and approximately 10 to 12 for the Ac and Spin probes.
Retrotransposon are transposable elements that transpose by producing a copy of target segment via retro transcriptase (Cordaux and Batraz, 2009).
Methylation is important in controlling transposable elements (TEs) in several species [14-16] and regulating expression of subgenomes in polyploid species [17].
Wicker, "Comparative analysis of genome composition in Triticeae reveals strong variation in transposable element dynamics and nucleotide diversity," The Plant Journal, vol.
These are known as transposable elements, and their ability to copy themselves over time has shaped much of the modern human genome.
One of the key factors contributing to the rapid and wide dissemination of [bla.sub.KPC-2] is its location on a transposable element. (4,8) Compared with the in-depth study of the mechanism of Tn4401 which mobilize the [bla.sub.KPC-2] gene in Europe and the United States, the relevant research is incomplete in view of the lack of the genetic environment of [bla.sub.KPC-2] in China.

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