Transposons & Mechanisms of Transposition. Krystine Garcia, Tao Jing, Alexander Meyers. Genomic Distribution. 98.5% of human genome non-coding 25% non-repeat spacer DNA Repetitious DNA - Tandemly repeated genes - Sattelite DNA (6%) Interspaced repeats. Transposable Elements.
Krystine Garcia, Tao Jing, Alexander Meyers
Interspaced repeats have the capability to “move around” in the genome, and are thus referred to as transposable elements.
Transposition in germ cells are passed down to progeny resulting in an accumulation in the genome.
move using cut and paste or
(aka long terminal repeat
[LTR] retrotransposons): RNA
(aka nonviral retrotransposons):