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repetitive DNA

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

Any DNA sequence which occurs many times within a genome; it may be in a tandem array or dispersed repeats.

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highly repetitive DNA

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 17 words.

the fast component in reassociation kinetics, usually equated with satellite DNA. See repetitive DNA.

highly repetitive DNA

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 17 words.

the fast component in reassociation kinetics, usually equated with satellite DNA. See repetitive DNA.

Wasteful Design: Repetitive DNA Elements

John C. Avise.

in Inside the Human Genome

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 7574 words.

This chapter treats repetitive DNA elements in the human genome, ranging from duplicons and pseudogenes (dead genes) to microsatellites to several classes of ubiquitous mobile elements that...

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The Dfam database of repetitive DNA families

Robert Hubley, Robert D. Finn, Jody Clements, Sean R. Eddy, Thomas A. Jones, Weidong Bao, Arian F.A. Smit and Travis J. Wheeler.

in Nucleic Acids Research

January 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Chemistry; Biochemistry; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5694 words.

Repetitive DNA, especially that due to transposable elements (TEs), makes up a large fraction of many genomes. Dfam is an open access database of families of repetitive DNA elements, in...

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repetitive DNA

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

Any DNA sequence which occurs many times within a genome; it may be in a tandem array or dispersed repeats.

See overview in Oxford Index

repetitive DNA

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 247 words.

DNA whose base sequence is repeated many times throughout the genome of an organism. It is common in eukaryotes, accounting

repetitive DNA

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 339 words.

DNA whose base sequence is repeated many times throughout the genome of an organism. It is common in eukaryotes, accounting for about half of the total DNA in mammals, for example, and can...

repetitive DNA

Edited by Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 350 words.

DNA whose base sequence is repeated many times throughout the genome of an organism. It is common in eukaryotes, accounting for about half of the total DNA in mammals, for example, and can...

repetitive DNA

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 90 words.

DNA sequences that are present in multiple copies and will therefore reanneal more rapidly (see C0t curve...

repetitive DNA

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 22 words.

Any *DNA sequence which occurs many times within a *genome; it may be in a *tandem

repetitive DNA

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 25 words.

Any *DNA sequence which occurs many times within a *genome; it may be in a *tandem array...

repetitive DNA

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 5 words.

repetitious DNA (q.v.).

repetitive DNA

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 5 words.

repetitious DNA (q.v.).

repetitive DNA

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5 words.

repetitive DNA

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5 words.

Repetitive DNA

Andrea J. Webster.

in Encyclopedia of Evolution

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 2195 words.

An onion has a genome over four times the size of the human genome; the amoeba (Amoeba dubia)

Repetitive DNA Elements as a Major Component of Plant Genomes

Sybille Kubis, Thomas Schmidt and John Seymour (PAT) Heslop-Harrison.

in Annals of Botany

December 1998; p ublished online December 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology. 0 words.

A major part of the nuclear genome of most plants is composed of different repetitive DNA elements. Studying these sequence elements is essential for our understanding of the nature and...

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Repetitive DNA Elements as a Major Component of Plant Genomes

Sybille Kubis, Thomas Schmidt and John Seymour (PAT) Heslop-Harrison.

in Annals of Botany

December 1998; p ublished online December 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

A major part of the nuclear genome of most plants is composed of different repetitive DNA elements. Studying these sequence elements is essential for our understanding of the nature and...

Parallelism in Evolution of Highly Repetitive DNAs in Sibling Species

Brankica Mravinac and Miroslav Plohl.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

August 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5914 words.

Characterization of heterochromatin in the flour beetle Tribolium audax revealed two highly repetitive DNA families, named TAUD1 and TAUD2, which together constitute almost 60% of the whole...

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Analysis of repetitive element DNA methylation by MethyLight

Daniel J. Weisenberger, Mihaela Campan, Tiffany I. Long, Myungjin Kim, Christian Woods, Emerich Fiala, Melanie Ehrlich and Peter W. Laird.

in Nucleic Acids Research

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 9369 words.

Repetitive elements represent a large portion of the human genome and contain much of the CpG methylation found in normal human postnatal somatic tissues. Loss of DNA methylation in these...

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