Mechanistic aspects of DNA transposition.

  title={Mechanistic aspects of DNA transposition.},
  author={David B. Haniford and George Chaconas},
  journal={Current opinion in genetics & development},
  volume={2 5},
The past year has seen a number of important advances in our understanding of the mechanisms of DNA transposition. The molecular details of the protein-protein, protein-DNA and chemical-reaction steps in several transposition systems have been revealed and have highlighted remarkable uniformity in some areas, ranging from bacterial to retroviral mechanisms.