Transposable elements cause mutations when the element is inserted within genes. These elements disrupt the continuity of a gene and could render it useless. In light of this, explain how and why transposons can be useful to prokaryotes. Provide a specific example of how a transposon could be useful to a prokaryote.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 9:21 pm ad1c9bdddf
Transposons in bacteria usually carry an additional gene for function other than transposition---often for antibiotic resistance. ...
The following posting discusses how transposable elements cause mutations when elements are inserted within genes.