(b) Composite transposon

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214 Chapter 8 Bacterial Genetics flanked by ISs (figure 8.24b). The importance ofthis structure is that the antimicrobial-resistance gene can move from the chromosome to the plasmid, which can be readily transferred to other cells (see figure 8.23). In theory, any gene or group of genes can move to another site if they are bounded by ISs.

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