transposon

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: transposón

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

transpose +‎ -on

Noun[edit]

transposon (plural transposons)

  1. (genetics) A segment of DNA that can move to a different position within a genome.
    • 2018, Nicola Davis, The Guardian, 256 March:
      Our genome also contains stretches of genetic material called transposons that, at least in some cases, are thought to have been introduced long ago by viruses.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]