A movable @D01597@ element that can be inserted at new sites into @P04689@ or @C01077@ independently of the host cell recombination system. Prokaryotic transposons can carry @G02604@ that confer new phenotypic properties, such as @R05315@ to antibiotics on the host.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 167 [Terms] [Paper]