Definition of "transposons" [transposons]

  • Plural form of transposon. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "transposons" in a sentence
  • "Genes called transposons in the single-celled pond-dwelling organism Oxytricha produce cell proteins known as transposases."
  • "Retrotransposons also called transposons via RNA intermediates are genetic elements that can amplify themselves in a genome and are ubiquitous components of the DNA of many eukaryotic organisms."
  • "It showed that an important source of genetic innovation comes from bits of DNA, called transposons, that make up roughly half of our genome and that were previously thought to be genetic “junk.”"