Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being transposed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That may transposed.

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  • adjective able to be transposed (in any sense)

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  • adjective capable of changing sequence

Etymologies

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From transpose +‎ -able

Examples

  • In fact, most junk DNA or better “repetitive DNA” is comprised of so-called transposable elements. these are small genetic units that encode all genes necessary to make copies of themselves.

    Junk DNA, Linguistics and the scientific vacuity of Intelligent Design - The Panda's Thumb

  • Bits of movable DNA called transposable elements or TEs fill up the genomes of plants and animals, but it has remained unclear how a genome can survive a rapid burst of hundreds, even thousands of new TE insertions.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • This technique was crucial in a study to be published in the latest issue of the journal Cell, which describes how mobile sequences of DNA (called transposable elements) are silenced in the sperm cells, thus ensuring suppression of the mutagenic effects of these DNA elements.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Instead of relying on viruses to introduce Klf4 into the Epi-stem cells, they turned to a special type of DNA, called a transposable element, which can insert itself into an organism's DNA and carry a cargo with it, in this case Klf4.

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  • This by itself would be very surprising, but the investigators go further and demonstrate that many of the sites are imbedded within a class of DNA sequences called "transposable" elements because of their ability to move to new places in the genome.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • While Mark was describing Burning Man here -- the famed yearly gathering in Black Rock City, Nevada -- the words are easily transposable to describe what TED is all about.

    Max Lugavere: Wonder, Rediscovered

  • (It is, in fact, to this point the only known human transposable element.)

    Maxine Singer: Biochemist

  • She also posited that the insertion of transposable genetic elements into new genomic locations can induce mutations in nearby genes, and that LINE-1 transposition played an important role in genetic diseases.

    Maxine Singer: Biochemist

  • But beside that the concept of "patriarchy" doesn't suffice in explaining the solidarity that excludes women, some of the most vital turn-of-the-millennium art by women has made a seemingly hard biological fact like gender appear as a pliable and transposable tool of the individual will.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • But beside that the concept of "patriarchy" doesn't suffice in explaining the solidarity that excludes women, some of the most vital turn-of-the-millennium art by women has made a seemingly hard biological fact like gender appear as a pliable and transposable tool of the individual will.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

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