Mobile Genetic Elements

Paperback | September 1, 1995

EditorDavid J. Sherratt

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The chromosomes of living organisms were once thought to be very stable with changes in genetic content infrequent and generally small. We now know all chromosomes contain a multitude of mobile genetic elements that can change position, cause mutation, and proliferate. This book describes howsuch elements can influence the biology and evolution of all organisms and provides important unifying information on mechanisms of element mobility. Moreover, the book contains invaluable methodologies for using mobile genetic elements as tools in the analysis of gene structure and function.

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The chromosomes of living organisms were once thought to be very stable with changes in genetic content infrequent and generally small. We now know all chromosomes contain a multitude of mobile genetic elements that can change position, cause mutation, and proliferate. This book describes howsuch elements can influence the biology and ...

David Sherratt is at University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.55 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0199634041

ISBN - 13:9780199634040

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Table of Contents

1. The discovery and significance of mobile genetic elements2. Mechanisms of DNA transposition3. Transposable elements as tools for molecular analyses in bacteria4. Eukaryotic transposable elements as tools to study gene structure and function5. Topological selectivity in site-specific recombination6. Transposable elements as selfish DNA7. Retrons in bacteria

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`an excellent overview of mobile genetic elements ... The utility and strength of this book is that mobile genetic elements from a wide diversity of organisms are discussed in a single text.'Journal of Heredity 89 (1)