Transposons: DNA sequences that can move in the genome
If the gene that codes for transposase is mutated so that it no longer produces the fully functional enzyme, how will the insertion sequence be affected?
A. The transposase enzyme would cut randomly in the host genome, effectively killing the cell.
B. The insertion sequence would lose its ability to effect its own movement.
C. Nothing; the transposase gene has no known role for mobilizing insertion sequences.
D. The insertion sequence would randomly insert itself into new locations in the DNA.
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