Transposition in plants: a molecular model

EMBO J. 1985 Mar;4(3):585-90.


A molecular model for transposition of plant transposable elements is described. This process may occur via excision and re-integration of the element. Excision generates DNA sequence diversity which suggests the participation of DNA repair enzymes in the healing of the donor molecule.

MeSH terms

  • DNA Transposable Elements / genetics*
  • Genes, Plant
  • Models, Genetic*
  • Plants / genetics*


  • DNA Transposable Elements