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insertion element

noun
1.
(genetics) a section of DNA that is capable of becoming inserted into another chromosome See transposon
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insertion sequence in Medicine

insertion sequence n.
Any of several discrete DNA sequences that repeat at various sites on a bacterial chromosome, on certain plasmids, and on bacteriophages and that can move from one site to another on the chromosome, to another plasmid in the same bacterium, or to a bacteriophage.

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