Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Capy, P. and Deragon, J.-M. 2005. Transposons. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Genomes are highly plastic entities submitted to several types of mutations in somatic and germinal lines. These mutations can alter the general structure of the genome and also its regulation. A large proportion of these events is due to repeated and mobile sequences – the transposable elements.