transposons


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transposons

Discrete mobile sequences in the genome that can transport themselves directly from one part of the genome to another without the use of a vehicle such as a phage or plasmid DNA. They are able to move by making DNA copies of their RNA transcripts which are then incorporated into the genome at a new site. Sometimes called ‘jumping genes’.
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Firstly, the transgene expression vector carrying the cytomegalovirus-enhanced green fluorescent protein (CMV-eGFP) gene was inserted into the 5'- and 3'-UTR piggyBac transposon elements (piggyBac loxP66-eGFP-loxP71).
Identification of Tn5397-like and Tn916-like transposons and diversity of the tetracycline resistance gene tet(M) in enterococci from humans, pigs and poultry.
The data suggest a strong reaction of coral retrovirus-related transposons to coral heat stress, starting 30-150 min after heat stress begins.
The Drosophila gene disruption project: progress using transposons with distinctive site specificities.
Antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella strains is generally encoded by plasmids, which has been acquired as consequence of antibiotic pressure in humans and veterinary medicine, in whatever manner due to the fluidity of resistant plasmids and transposons, antimicrobial drug resistance pattern cannot be recorded as satisfactory method for discrimination within serovar (Olsen et al.
Two modern varieties Jigu19, Early white waxy" detected three Waxy allelic variation types, which may be attributed to inserting of transposons in intron1 and exon3 at the same time, the real reason should be further investigated.
Mammals very likely have a progesterone-responsive uterus because of these transposons.
This prevents a genomic meltdown, and instead enables transposons to live in harmony with their hosts - including humans.
For the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance, bacteria are able to transfer certain genetic elements amongst which are plasmids, transposons, insertion elements, intergron etc.