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Cell Mol Life Sci. 2002 Dec;59(12):2017-22.

Mechanism of integration and excision in conjugative transposons.

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Department of Microbiology, Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences, University College London, University of London, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8LD, United Kingdom.


Translocation of conjugative transposons proceeds via excision of the element to generate a circular molecule that can then integrate into a new site, which can be in the same or a different cell. This review summarises some of the different mechanisms used for excision and integration of conjugative transposons.

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