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MGE stands for Mobile Genetic Elements

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Transposons are mobile genetic elements that move around the DNA of their host by self-excising from one location on their chromosome and re-inserting at another.
The topics include bacterial degradation of cholesterol and other contaminant steroids, hydrocarbon-degrading soil bacteria, catabolic plasmids and mobile genetic elements involved in the degradation of non-metal xenobiotic compounds, and molecular technologies for analyzing petroleum bioremediation.
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in European farms were initially associated with the intensive use of avoparcin; however, the persistence of VRE in food animal environments after years of avoparcin withdrawal indicates that coselection by further antimicrobial or other agents, increased fitness of strains, and mobile genetic elements cannot be ruled out (1-3).