jumping gene


jumping gene
Populist term for transposon.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • JTB (gene) — Jumping translocation breakpoint, also known as JTB, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: JTB jumping translocation breakpoint| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=10899| accessdate =… …   Wikipedia


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