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Simple Transposition

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1Simple transposition is also termed ________ transposition.
A)direct
B)wholesome
C)conservative
D)liberal
E)complete



2In simple transposition,
A)a double stranded piece of DNA is moved from one site to another.
B)a single strand is moved, leaving a single strand behind.
C)a double stranded piece of DNA is copied, and the copy is moved to another site.
D)a plasmid is incorporated into the cell’s chromosome.
E)viral DNA is incorporated into the cell’s chromosome.



3The ends of a simple transposable element contain
A)sequences termed origins of transposition.
B)inverted repeats.
C)direct repeats.
D)self-replicating genes.
E)antibiotic-resistance genes.



4The enzyme transposase catalyzes simple transposition.
A)True
B)False



5In simple transposition, the transposable element ends up between two direct repeats of the target sequence.
A)True
B)False







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