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Mobile genetic elements (MGE) are a type of DNA that can move around within the genome. They include:

The total of all mobile genetic elements in a genome may be referred to as the mobilome.

Barbara McClintock was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for her discovery of mobile genetic elements".

Related pages

  • Miller W.J. and Capy P. (eds) 2004. Mobile genetic elements¬†: protocols and genomic applications. Humana Press.
  • Shapiro J.A. (ed) 1983. Mobile genetic elements. Academic Press.
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