Nomenclature of transposable elements in prokaryotes

  • Campbell A
  • Berg D
  • Botstein D
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Abstract

Transposable elements are defined as specific DNA segments that can repeatedly inserted into a few or many sites in a genome. They are classified as simple IS elements, more complex Tn transposons, and self-replicating episomes. Definitions and nomenclature rules for these three classes of prokaryotic transposable elements are specified.

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Authors

  • A. Campbell

  • D. Berg

  • D. Botstein

  • E. M. Lederberg

  • R. P. Novick

  • P. Starlinger

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