jumping gene

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Synonyms for jumping gene

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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Greenberg then developed an assay for testing individual zinc finger proteins for their ability to turn off a primate jumping gene in the mouse cell environment.
But the jumping gene didn't land in the DNA that encodes the protein.
They explain the historical background of multiobjective optimization, a particularly challenging task of evolutionary computing, moving progressively from the most popular algorithms currently in use to the forefront objective of the jumping gene algorithm.
11) Instead, some other advantageous phenotypes, such as resistance to the insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis in the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens, have evolved due to the insertion of a jumping gene into the cadherin gene of this organism.
This is the way we proved that a jumping gene was in glossy-15," Sisco says.
The kangaroo's twisted marsupial family tree is now in order, thanks to jumping genes.
Objective: The present structure of the human genome is largely a result of the activity of Transposable Elements (TEs) or jumping genes.
The viroidal complementary DNA can function as jumping genes producing a dynamic genome important in storage of synaptic information, HLA gene expression and developmental gene expression.
In this edition of Traffic, we see how a single blue dot found near the brain of a fruitfly larva changed the course of Henry Chung's PhD research from the study of jumping genes and regulation of a single gene to the expressional characterisation of the entire family of genes.
The institute said it was of great importance for the regulation of gene expression, participates in defence against viral infections, and keeps jumping genes under control.
Half a century ago, Nobel laureate plant geneticist Dr Barbara McClintock identified two such jumping genes in maize.
This includes mobile elements called jumping genes that have the ability to copy (or cut) and paste themselves into new locations of the genome.
He is descended from the Days of Danebury, the Cannons and the Rickabys, and their Flat-race expertise combined with the Piggott jumping genes to produce the greatest jockey of modern times.
The effect of jumping genes could be likened to cutting a small section from a tape recording of a Beethoven symphony and re-splicing it into the tape elsewhere, usually with a disruptive effect.