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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jump′ing gene′(n.)

  1. Category: Genetics, Informal

    Ref: transposon

Princeton's WordNet

  1. transposon, jumping gene(noun)

    a segment of DNA that can become integrated at many different sites along a chromosome (especially a segment of bacterial DNA that can be translocated as a whole)


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