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Jumping Gene Caught in the Act

Scientists now have the rare opportunity to observe the effects of a transposon that is undergoing a burst of jumping activity in rice. Although each rice plant has approximately 40 mutations caused by new jumps, the activity is mainly benign and may even help the plant respond to environmental stress.

Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds

Posted: October 26, 2009

Jumping Gene, plant, transposon, rice, Susan Wessler, Dave Micklos

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  • Source: DNALC
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