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Mobile genetic elements in the Cell (left) and in what ways they can be acquired (right).

Mobile genetic elements (MGE) are a type of DNA that can move around within the genome. They include:

The total of all mobile genetic elements in a genome may be referred to as the mobilome.

See also

References

  • Miller, W.J. and Capy, P. eds. 2004. Mobile genetic elements : protocols and genomic applications. Humana Press. ISBN 1-58829-007-7
  • Shapiro, J.A. ed 1983. Mobile genetic elements. Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-638680-3

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