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Unformatted text preview: for the those enzymes required for its transposition and bound is bounded at both ends by inverted repeats. Transposons contain very few genes: the transposase gene required for transposition, and may contain genes encoding for antibiotic resistance or toxins. Transposons can insert into a gene, and it is possible to produce mutation if indiscriminate insertion changes the reading frame. Transposons exist in bacteria, plants, and animals....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course MICRB 201 taught by Professor Sodeinde,olanrewa during the Fall '08 term at Penn State.
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