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Genome Biol. 2009;10(6):224. doi: 10.1186/gb-2009-10-6-224. Epub 2009 Jun 15.

Transposons that clean up after themselves.

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  • Biology Department, Washington University in St, Louis, One Brookings Drive, St, Louis, MO 63130, USA. dchalker@biology2.wustl.edu

Abstract

A transposon in the germline genome of the ciliate Oxytricha uses its transposase to remove itself, as well as other germline-limited DNA, from the differentiating somatic genome during development.

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