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The Sequence Types and Features Ontology (SO) is downloaded weekly from the SourceForge CVS repository at For more information about this ontology, see the Sequence Ontology Home Page at

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Accession:SO:0001037 term browser browse the term
Definition:A nucleotide region with either intra-genome or intracellular mobility, of varying length, which often carry the information necessary for transfer and recombination with the host genome.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: INSDC_feature:mobile_element;   MGE;   mobile genetic element
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  SO ontology 0
    sequence_feature 0
      region 0
        biological_region 0
          mobile_genetic_element 0
            extrachromosomal_mobile_genetic_element + 0
            integrated_mobile_genetic_element + 0
            mobile_element_insertion + 0
            mobile_intron 0
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