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Lecture 33 – Transposable elements I. What is a transposable element? A. Any segment of DNA that can move from place to place in the genome II. Where are transposons found? A. Found almost everywhere   B. major constituents of genome 1. in flies, ~12% of genome 2. in humans, 2 major classes a. LINEs (long interspersed elements) b. SINEs (short interspersed elements) II. How do transposable elements move? A. two general mechanisms 1. retrotransposons 
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