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Interspersed Repetitive Sequences

Copies of transposable elements interspersed throughout the genome, some of which are still active and often referred to as "jumping genes". There are two classes of interspersed repetitive elements. Class I elements (or RETROELEMENTS - such as retrotransposons, retroviruses, LONG INTERSPERSED NUCLEOTIDE ELEMENTS and SHORT INTERSPERSED NUCLEOTIDE ELEMENTS) transpose via reverse transcription of an RNA intermediate. Class II elements (or DNA TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS - such as transposons, Tn elements, insertion sequence elements and mobile gene cassettes of bacterial integrons) transpose directly from one site in the DNA to another.

Year introduced: 1999

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Tree Number(s): G02.111.570.080.708.330, G05.360.080.708.330, G05.360.340.024.425

MeSH Unique ID: D020071

Entry Terms:

  • Interspersed Repetitive Sequence
  • Repetitive Sequence, Interspersed
  • Sequence, Interspersed Repetitive
  • Sequences, Interspersed Repetitive
  • Repetitive Sequences, Interspersed
  • Interspersed Repetitive Elements
  • Element, Interspersed Repetitive
  • Elements, Interspersed Repetitive
  • Interspersed Repetitive Element
  • Repetitive Element, Interspersed
  • Repetitive Elements, Interspersed
  • Dispersed Repetitive Sequences
  • Dispersed Repetitive Sequence
  • Repetitive Sequence, Dispersed
  • Sequence, Dispersed Repetitive
  • Sequences, Dispersed Repetitive
  • Repetitive Sequences, Dispersed
  • Mobile Genetic Elements
  • Element, Mobile Genetic
  • Genetic Element, Mobile
  • Mobile Genetic Element
  • Elements, Mobile Genetic
  • Genetic Elements, Mobile
  • Genes, Jumping
  • Gene, Jumping
  • Jumping Gene
  • Jumping Genes

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