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Jumping gene

Jumping gene

(Science: molecular biology) Populist term for transposon.

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Evolutionary mechanisms

... or other websites etc usually only natural selection, mutations or genetic drift is discussed as the mechanisms that cause evolution. But what ... directed mutagenesis, morphogenetic fields, transposable element (jumping genes), hox genes, controlling elements, Phenotypic plasticity, Quantum ...

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by Forests
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary mechanisms
Replies: 13
Views: 8705

Re: no repeat sequences in exons of genes?

... so retrotransposed would lead to the creation of an extra locus for the gene of interest.....remember its very unlikely to hit a piece of protein ... such proteins-coding sequences are often a mess due to mutations - for jumping the gene only needs to have jumping signals to jump - the transposase ...

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by merv
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: no repeat sequences in exons of genes?
Replies: 5
Views: 11659

Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... increasingly clear that many RNA viruses add the capacity to exchange genetic material with one another, and to acquire genes from their hosts, ... in cases that do not involve recombination with host genes. Template jumping during replication in viruses infecting cats has produced, on multiple ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
Replies: 2
Views: 44130

Re: Gene Rearrangement and Evolution

The overall DNA content does not change, although with "jumping genes" (Transposons) mutations can occur and change the DNA. Whether or not changing the sequence ...

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by Jesse2504
Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Gene Rearrangement and Evolution
Replies: 1
Views: 3017

Gene Rearrangement and Evolution

Clear this up for me: To say genes rearrange in a cell is to say a person's DNA changes. True or false? Also, can someone give me some info on "jumping genes"? I've been trying to decide if they really are a factor in evolution. I want ...

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by mschristine
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Gene Rearrangement and Evolution
Replies: 1
Views: 3017
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