Insertion sequence

mobile nucleotide sequences that occur naturally in the genomes of bacterial populations. When inserted into bacterial dna, they inactivate the gene concerned, when they are removed the gene regains its activity. Closely related to transposons and range in size from a few hundred to a few thousand bases, but are usually less than 1500 bases.

Retrieved from ""
First | Previous (Insertional mutagenesis) | Next (Insertosome) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.