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A material factor; a basic component.

The term is used to mean one of several parts that unite to form a whole, as in elements of a criminal action or civil action. In the tort of Assault and Battery, an essential element of the offense would be unwanted physical contact. An element of the crime of rape is lack of consent on the part of the victim.

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n. 1) an essential requirement to a cause of action (the right to bring a lawsuit to enforce a particular right). Each cause of action (negligence, breach of contract, trespass, assault, etc.) is made up of a basic set of elements which must be alleged and proved. Each charge of a criminal offense requires allegation and proof of its elements. 2) essential requirement of a General Plan. (See: cause of action, crime, General Plan, zoning)

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Transposable elements (TEs) are mobile DNA sequences and comprise a large portion of the genome.
The physical map of the Psm chromosome was elaborated using mutants obtained by transposable elements similar to and derived from pTndcat (10): pTn5catl and pTn5Spcat (Fig.
Pine, "Mys, a family of mammalian transposable elements isolated by phylogenetic screening," Nature, vol.
When comparing P39a and P39b, no polymorphisms were detected for transposable element and actin probes.
Black et al., "Role of transposable elements in heterochromatin and epigenetic control," Nature, vol.
Caption: Figure 1: Structural organization of individual cloned transposable element (TE) sequences.
Saccheri and colleagues found the transposable element in 105 of 110 wild-caught carbonaria moths and none of the 283 typica moths tested.
"There have been successive waves of retrotransposon activity in primate evolution, when a transposable element changed to become expressed and replicated itself throughout the genome until something turned it off," Salama said.
Britten, "Transposable Element Insertions Have Strongly Affected Human Evolution," PNAS 107, no.
Several types of markers are used, including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), simple sequence repeats (SSRs, or microsatellites), restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), and transposable element positions.
Endoparasitic sequences: DNA sequences that are repeated multiple times in the genome; a type of transposable element.

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