Definition of jumping gene in English:
Informal term for transposon.
- In 1997, in another study, University of Minnesota researchers took defunct, non-functioning jumping genes from fish and made the genes jump again.
- Next, they scanned the genomes of these microbes for jumping genes.
- Eventually he worked out the source of that extra DNA: It was a transposon, also known as a jumping gene.
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