A movable @[email protected] element that can be inserted at new sites into @[email protected] or @[email protected] independently of the host cell recombination system. Prokaryotic transposons can carry @[email protected] that confer new phenotypic properties, such as @[email protected] to antibiotics on the host.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 167 [Terms] [Paper]