Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 8 - Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering - Self Quiz - Page 240: 12



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A typical transposable element encodes proteins needed to cut itself in and out of different locations on chromosomes. The simplest type of transposable element is an insertion sequence that contains a gene that codes for an enzyme/transposase needed to transpose the insertion sequence.
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