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DNA Transposable Elements

"DNA Transposable Elements" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "DNA Transposable Elements" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "DNA Transposable Elements" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 498 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 26 publications in 1991 and 2013 and 2014
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