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jumping gene

noun Informal.
  1. transposon.
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jumping gene

noun
  1. 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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jumping gene

[jŭmpĭng]
  1. See transposon.
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