Reference Entry

Alu family

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
Alu family

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A group of closely related DNA sequences arising from a single ancestral sequence (see gene family) and found dispersed and repeated many times within the genome of humans and other primates. Full-length Alu sequences are about 280 bp long, and many are cleaved by the restriction enzyme ...

Reference Entry.  156 words. 

Subjects: Biological Sciences

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