hypervariable region

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Any region of a coding sequence that exhibits high variability. This occurs e.g. in viral genes encoding coat proteins. The best-known example (and often what is meant) is the variable regions of immunoglobulin heavy chains or light chains which determine the antigenic binding properties of a particular antibody.

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