Introduction to Genetic Analysis 424

Introduction to Genetic Analysis 424 - gene therapy?...

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423 13 THE DYNAMIC GENOME: TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS KEY QUESTIONS Why were transposable elements first discovered genetically in maize but first isolated molecularly from E. coli? How do transposable elements participate in the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Why are transposable elements classified as DNA transposons or RNA transposons? How do autonomous and nonautonomous transposable elements differ? How can humans survive given that up to 50 percent of the human genome is derived from transposable elements? How can the study of yeast retrotransposons lead to improved procedures for human
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Unformatted text preview: gene therapy? OUTLINE 13.1 Discovery of transposable elements in maize 13.2 Transposable elements in prokaryotes 13.3 Transposable elements in eukaryotes 13.4 The dynamic genome: more transposable elements than ever imagined 13.5 Host regulation of transposable elements Kernels on an ear of corn. The spotted kernels on this ear of corn result from the interaction of a mobile genetic element (a transposable element) with a corn gene whose product is required for pigmentation. [Cliff Weil and Susan Wessler.] 44200_13_p423-450 3/24/04 11:35 AM Page 423...
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