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1. Transposon (transposable element)
A segment of DNA , usually in a prokaryote , that randomly inserts itself within a different chromosome within the cell. Usually more than 5000 base pairs in length (though eukaryotic transposons are usually much shorter).

2. Transposon mutagenesis
Insertion of a transposon into a gene ; this inactivates the host gene leading to a mutant phenotype and also confers the phenotype associated with the transposon gene.

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