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DNA Transposable Elements MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
DNA Transposable Elements
Tree Number(s)
D13.444.308.520
G02.111.570.080.708.330.200
G05.360.080.708.330.200
G05.360.340.024.425.200
Unique ID
D004251
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004251
Annotation
do not use for retrotransposable elements (RETROELEMENTS)
Scope Note
Discrete segments of DNA which can excise and reintegrate to another site in the genome. Most are inactive, i.e., have not been found to exist outside the integrated state. DNA transposable elements include bacterial IS (insertion sequence) elements, Tn elements, the maize controlling elements Ac and Ds, Drosophila P, gypsy, and pogo elements, the human Tigger elements and the Tc and mariner elements which are found throughout the animal kingdom.
Entry Term(s)
DNA Insertion Elements
DNA Transposons
Elements, Insertion Sequence
IS Elements
Insertion Sequence Elements
Sequence Elements, Insertion
Tn Elements
Transposable Elements
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QU 470
Previous Indexing
Base Sequence (1971-1979)
Mutation (1966-1979)
Plasmids (1975-1979)
Recombination, Genetic (1968-1979)
See Also
DNA, Recombinant
Mutagenesis, Insertional
Plasmids
Retroelements
Public MeSH Note
99; see DNA INSERTION ELEMENTS 1980-98; for INSERTION SEQUENCE ELEMENTS see INSERTION SEQUENCE ELEMENTS 1980
History Note
99(80)
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/12/21
Revision Date
2015/06/23
DNA Transposable Elements Preferred
Tn Elements Narrower
Insertion Sequence Elements Narrower
DNA Insertion Elements Related
DNA Transposons Narrower
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