Definitions for "Transposon"
A transposable element carrying additional genes beside those encoding the transposition functions.
A relatively long mobile DNA element, in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, that moves in the genome by a mechanism involving DNA synthesis and transposition. See also retrotransposon.
Naturally occurring DNA sequence that is capable of moving its location within the genome; movement is due to the presence of an enzyme that can mediate the movement and which is encoded within the transposon itself. Transposable elements are responsible