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BIOL 239
Christine Dupont

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Set 222 transposable elementsSmall segments of DNA 5010000bp which are able to move from one position to another in the genomeCan be present in thousands of copies throughout the genome Ex human genome 40 consists of transposable elements3Work by Marcus Rhoades 1930s and Barbara Mcclintock 1950s with corn inferred the presence of transposable elements5 transposable elementsFound in virtually all organismsNeed not to be sequences that do anything for or against the organismMany are regarded as selfish carrying only information required for their own propagationgenetic symbionts6What are these doing in our genomesWhy is there so much junk DNA
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