Mobile Genetic Elements

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David J. Sherratt
IRL Press at Oxford University Press, 1995 - Mobile genetic elements - 179 pages
Mobile genetic elements are present in all organisms. They are a major cause of spontaneous genetic change and are now exploited by geneticists as important tools for obtaining mutants, isolating genes, and for studying gene expression. The approach is comparative and the book addressestransposable elements as genetic tools, mechanisms that lead to genetic change, and how novel elements contribute to organism biology and evolution.

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Plasmids phages and episomes
Genome reorganization as a biological process
Mechanisms of DNA transposition

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David Sherratt, Professor of Microbiology, University of Oxford.

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