Transposon-encoded CRISPR–Cas systems


I understand "Transposon-encoded CRISPR–Cas systems" as "CRISPR–Cas systems that are coded by transposons." Am I on the right track?


Conventional CRISPR–Cas systems maintain genomic integrity by leveraging guide RNAs for the nuclease-dependent degradation of mobile genetic elements, including plasmids and viruses. Here we describe a remarkable inversion of this paradigm, in which bacterial Tn7-like transposons have co-opted nuclease-deficient CRISPR–Cas systems to catalyze RNA-guided integration of mobile genetic elements into the genome.

Source: Nature Article | Published: 12 June 2019
Transposon-encoded CRISPR–Cas systems direct RNA-guided DNA integration
  • Cagey

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    You are correct about the general way constructions of that sort usually work. For instance a rat-infested is a shed infested by rats.

    However, the context you are asking about is very technical, and encoding usually has a specific meaning in technical writing. It is unlikely that you can replace 'encoding' with 'coding'.

    See this previous thread: code/encode
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