Transposable elements have in common that they can move into new locations in chromosomes.
- There are several different kinds of elements.
- Since uncontrolled movement could wreak havoc on genomes, their transposition has evolved to be regulated.
- Their transposition is useful for genetic analysis and gene isolation.
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