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satellite DNA

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine

in A Dictionary of Biology

Seventh edition

Published in print June 2016 | ISBN: 9780198714378
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191782770
satellite DNA

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The proportion of the DNA of a eukaryotic cell that consists of large numbers of copies of nucleotide sequences. For example, in humans these sequences can vary in length from 5 to over 300 bp, which are repeated in tandem 10...

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Subjects: Biological Sciences

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