A Moveable feast: An introduction to mobile DNA

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DNA has two critical functions: to provide the cell with the information necessary for macromolecular synthesis and to transmit that information to progeny cells. Genome sequence stability is important for both these functions. Indeed, cells devote significant resources to various DNA repair processes that maintain genome structure and repair alterations that can arise from DNA synthesis errors and assaults from both endogenous and exogenous sources. DNA sequence variation, however, provides the substrate for adaptation, selection, and evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobile DNA III
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781683670964
ISBN (Print)9781555819200
StatePublished - May 26 2015


  • Active gene assembly
  • Changing cell surface proteins
  • Homing endonucleases
  • Host immune defense
  • Mobile DNA
  • Moveable feast
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Switching mating type
  • Targeted dna breaks lead

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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