DNA Transposons: Nature and Applications in Genomics

  title={DNA Transposons: Nature and Applications in Genomics},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Mu{\~n}oz-L{\'o}pez and Jose Luis Garc{\'i}a-P{\'e}rez},
  booktitle={Current genomics},
Repeated DNA makes up a large fraction of a typical mammalian genome, and some repetitive elements are able to move within the genome (transposons and retrotransposons). DNA transposons move from one genomic location to another by a cut-and-paste mechanism. They are powerful forces of genetic change and have played a significant role in the evolution of many genomes. As genetic tools, DNA transposons can be used to introduce a piece of foreign DNA into a genome. Indeed, they have been used for… CONTINUE READING
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