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Synonyms for transposon

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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By examining the DNA of hundreds more typica moths and ruling out mutations one by one, the team ended up with one candidate: the large transposable element, which had landed in the cortex gene.
The transposable element pTn5Spcat was used to mutate Psm mutants.
KRAB zinc finger proteins are a rare class of proteins that is rapidly expanding and evolving in mammalian genomes, which makes sense because the transposable elements are themselves continually evolving to escape repression.
Transposable elements: A DNA segment that can change its position within the genome; retrotransposons are a type of transposable element.
Engineering variegated floral patterns in tobacco plants using Arabidopsis transposable element Tag l.
Scientifically, they are better known as transposons or transposable elements because of their ability to 'jump' from one position of the genome to another, sometimes having a dramatic effect on the host organism.
Transposable element biology has been exploited for this purpose for the last quarter century, and modern genetic constructions function simply enough to be useful for advanced undergraduate laboratory exercises.
One of the most common transposable element, Alu, tends to cluster where there are genes.
An alternative approach to generate mutations in Drosophila involves the use of a transposable element (i.
japonicus have not been as well studied, but the maize transposable element Ac is mobile in the progeny of transgenie plants, permitting transposon-tagging programs (Thykjaer et al.
Transposable element contributions to plant gene and genome evolution.
5] Human genes: SLA, Src-like-adaptor; LST1, leukocyte-specific transcript 1; BENE, BENE protein; KRT24, keratin 24; C9orf3, chromosome 9 open reading frame 3; KIAA0779, KIAA0779 protein; TMCC1, transmembrane and coiledcoil domain family 1; ZNF292, zinc finger protein 292; LOC153222, adult retina protein; CBEP4, cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein4; TICD2, tigger transposable element derived 2; UBAP2, ubiquitin associated protein 2; AVPI1, arginine vasopressin-induced 1; KIAA0669, the same as TSC22D2; TSC22D2, TSC22 domain family, member 2; DHFR, dihydrofolate reductase; MTR, 5-methoyltetrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyltransferase; ATIC, 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide; KA36, type I hair keratin; KRT4, Keratin 4; KRT9, Keratin 9.