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Transposons were first discovered in corn (maize) during the 1940s-50s by American scientist Barbara McClintock,she also got Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1983. Due to McClintock's discovery, three basic types of transposons have been identified. Transposon is class of genetic elements that can “jump” from one locations to another within a genome.Hence they also called as“jumping genes,”.
The first transposons were discovered in the 1940s by Barbara McClintock who worked with maize.