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Unformatted text preview: jumps III. Transposable elements in eukaryotes-25-40% of mammalian chromosomes consist of transposable elements that have accumulated in the course of evolution a. Retrotransposon- complex transposon with an RNA intermediate encapsulated in a specific structure called the capsid. i. LINES = long interspersed repeats ii. SINES = short interspersed repeats b. Retroviruses= retrotransposons with an extracellular stage that can infect cells c. Reverse Transcriptase= RNA transcribed to DNA IV. Applications of transposons a. Mutagenesis b. Transgenesis...
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2010 for the course BIS BIS 101 taught by Professor Sanders during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '09