transposon

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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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Transposable elements and DNA methylation create in embryonic stem cells human-specific regulatory sequences associated with distal enhancers and non-coding RNAs.
The movement of transposable elements and changes in DNA methylation, possibly through the function of small interfering RNA (Lippman et al.
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 EZ-Tn5 Transposase was conjugated to lineal transposable elements according the manufacturer indications to obtain the corresponding transposomes.
Human piRNAs are under selection in Africans and repress transposable elements.
Diverse origins of waxy foxtail millet crops in East and Southeast Asia mediated by multiple transposable elements insertions.
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.
54) By such insertion, transposable elements (TEs) can add, control, or become part of genetic regulatory sequences.
Other exogenous genomic components include transposable elements (TE) found in the genomes of all organisms (50).
This low C value variation suggests that the occurrences of evolutionary events such as changing the number of transposable elements and intron size, polyploidy, and DNA loss--all of which could cause a change in genome size--are fewer than in other taxa of the animal kingdom.
Although poxviruses are known to have incorporated host genes into their genomes to subvert the host immune system (3), bats and poxviruses may also serve as facilitators in the horizontal transfer of transposable elements to other species (4-6).
Transposable elements: A DNA segment that can change its position within the genome; retrotransposons are a type of transposable element.
Barbara McClintock won her prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of transposable elements ("jumping genes"), DNA sequences that can change position within the genome of a single cell.
Transposable elements (TEs) are major components of mammalian genomes and contribute to gene and/or genome evolution.
Class II transposable elements in eucariotes en Transposable elements, a guide to the perplexed and the novice.