DNA Transposition: Jumping Gene Machine, Some Assembly Required

Curr Biol. 1996 Jul 1;6(7):817-20. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(02)00603-6.


Transposition of the mobile DNA element Mu is stringently controlled by the assembly of an elaborate jumping gene machine, which is inactive until all the pieces are in place.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriophage mu / genetics*
  • DNA Nucleotidyltransferases*
  • DNA, Viral*
  • Gene Rearrangement
  • Humans
  • Transposases


  • DNA, Viral
  • DNA Nucleotidyltransferases
  • Transposases