Genetics as it applies to evolution, molecular biology, and medical aspects.
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What is jumping genes or Transposons?
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It's 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)
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there are a protein (transpos-ase) system to help DNA cut and intergrate to a homologous site ( with DNA unit on transpos-ase)
Now they can use transposon as a tool for transgene or gene-knockout.
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