Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

  • -id > 9:3

DNA Transposition

Change of position of a transposable genetic element from one site to another in the genetic material of cells. DNA transposition leaves a copy of the transposable sequence at the original site, and another copy is transposed to the new site. Transposition events can severely alter the integrity of target DNA, potentially causing insertion mutations and changing gene expression. Aka transposition.

See scattered repeat sequences.

Full-Text Search Entries