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Genetics and Genomics

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Chromosome Structure and Transposable Elements

GENES-PKYAQ6

DNA sequences that can change position within a genome were first discovered in the 1940's by the scientist Barbara McClintock. When these elements change positions within a genome, they can cause mutations, leading to changes in the genetic sequence.

These elements are known as

A

plasmids.

B

genes.

C

transposons.

D

bacteriophages.