jumping gene


noun Informal.


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British Dictionary definitions for jumping genes

jumping gene

noun

a fragment of nucleic acid, such as a plasmid or a transposon, that can become incorporated into the DNA of a cell
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Science definitions for jumping genes

jumping gene

[jŭmpĭng]

See transposon.
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Culture definitions for jumping genes

jumping genes

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