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Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2001 Nov;2(11):806-14.

Tn7: smarter than we thought.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.

Abstract

A notable feature of transposable elements--segments of DNA that can move from one position to another in genomes--is that they are highly prevalent, despite the fact that their translocation can result in mutation. The bacterial transposon Tn7 uses an elaborate system of target-site selection pathways that favours the dispersal of Tn7 in diverse hosts as well as minimizing its negative effects.

PMID:
11715047
DOI:
10.1038/35099006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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