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Transposons: Shifting Segments of the Genome

View the animation below, then complete the quiz to test your knowledge of the concept.

1Transposons are...
A)segments of messenger RNA.
B)transposable elements.
D)segments of DNA.
E)segments of transfer RNA.

2Transposons are...
A)transported by transduction.
B)transported by a sex pilus.
C)transported by conjugation.
D)transported by bacteriophages.
E)transported by plasmids.

3Which of the following is not true about transposons?
A)they are capable of shifting from one cell to another
B)they can move into the host genome
C)they can move from one site in the host genome to another site
D)is able to leave the host genome via a vector
E)replicate themselves before moving

4A transposon enters a bacterial cell by a bacteriophage.

5A transposon can move from the host DNA to a plasmid.

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