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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Tn5406, a New Staphylococcal Transposon Conferring Resistance to Streptogramin A and Related Compounds Including Dalfopristin.
Hay evidencia de que en Venezuela la expansion del gen blaKPC-2 se produce a traves de la dispersion del transposon Tn4401b, que se localiza generalmente en plasmidos conjugativos.
This is, however, not uncommon with various DNA transposons and LTR retrotransposons locating in both promoter and coding regions of genes.
Construction of a Vibrio cholerae vaccine candidate using Transposon delivery and FLP recombinase-mediated excision.
Dichas cepas tenian Concentraciones Inhibitorias Minimas (CIMs) a vancomicina de 1024 y 32 mg/ml y adquirieron el transposon Tni546 a partir de una cepa de enterococos resistente a vancomicina (EVR) coexistente (12).
mutant (FM13) deficient in phenazine production were obtained following transposon mutagenesis of PNA1 (Schnider et a1.
Unlike piggyBac or other transposons, the JcDNV vector enters only the somatic, or body, cells--not the germline, or reproductive, cells--so the next generation will not inherit the genes.
director of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Transposon Research, and associate head of the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development at the University of Minnesota, along with co-inventors Aidas Nasevicius, Ph.
Using a technique (global transposon mutagenesis) pioneered by Clyde Hutchinson in 1990s, Venter's group ascertained that only a core set of 265 to 350 genes is needed in this organism to sustain life.
The results of a study of the patterns of a certain type of genomic change, called transposon insertions, among thirteen vertebrate species supported an earlier proposal of evolutionary trees showing that primates (human, chimpanzee, baboon) are more closely related to rodents like the mouse and rat than to carnivores like the cat and dog or artiodactyls like the cow and pig.
The original ESR1 auxotrophs were created by transposon mutagenesis and assigned inferred genotypes based on their ability to grow on certain metabolic intermediates.

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