Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Harshey, R. M. 2001. Transposons: Prokaryotic. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Transposons are movable genetic elements found ubiquitously in the genomes of living organisms. They generate a variety of DNA rearrangements that have profound consequences for cell survival and evolution.