from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A segment of DNA that is capable of independently replicating itself and inserting the copy into a new position within the same or another chromosome or plasmid.
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- n. a segment of DNA that can move to a different position within a genome
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- n. 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)
So the thing which you think is most unlikely, the sudden incorporation of the transposon from a bacterium, right into the right spot in the right receptor in some early fish genome, didn't have to happen all in one step, indeed we now have evidence that it did not.
At these positions, although the trigger works fine, and the transposon is silenced, once the trigger is lost, the transposon reawakens, said Jaswinder Singh, a professor in the Plant Sciences Department at McGill University, and lead author of the new article.
It has been proposed that in transposon-containing regions of the genome both DNA strands are transcribed, dsRNA is formed, and the RNAi process eliminates these undesirable products.
The work also revealed that ZBED6 is a "transposon" - a piece of DNA that inserted into the genome at some point in evolution.
The transposon is usually a gene that codes for a protein.
A transposon is a segment of DNA that can replicate itself and move around to different positions within the genome.
His nonviral method uses a jumping gene, called a transposon, to insert therapeutic genes into target cells.
In the new work, Nagy and his colleagues in Toronto and at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland instead used a sequence of DNA known as a transposon, which can insert itself into the genetic machinery of a cell.
The researchers harnessed a little piece of DNA called a transposon -- sometimes known as a
The genetic difference between the lab-bred and wild flies is a single transposon, which is absent in lab strains.
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