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Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid

Sequences of DNA or RNA that occur in multiple copies. There are several types: INTERSPERSED REPETITIVE SEQUENCES are copies of transposable elements (DNA TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS or RETROELEMENTS) dispersed throughout the genome. TERMINAL REPEAT SEQUENCES flank both ends of another sequence, for example, the long terminal repeats (LTRs) on RETROVIRUSES. Variations may be direct repeats, those occurring in the same direction, or inverted repeats, those opposite to each other in direction. TANDEM REPEAT SEQUENCES are copies which lie adjacent to each other, direct or inverted (INVERTED REPEAT SEQUENCES).

Year introduced: 1981

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Tree Number(s): G02.111.570.080.708, G05.360.080.708

MeSH Unique ID: D012091

Entry Terms:

  • Nucleic Acid Repetitive Sequences
  • Selfish DNA
  • DNAs, Selfish
  • Selfish DNAs
  • DNA, Selfish
  • DNA Repetitious Region
  • DNA Repetitious Regions
  • Repetitious Regions, DNA
  • Repetitious Region, DNA
  • Direct Repeat
  • Direct Repeats
  • Repeat, Direct
  • Repeats, Direct
  • Repetitive Region
  • Repetitive Regions
  • Repetitive Sequence
  • Repetitive Sequences
  • Selfish Genes
  • Gene, Selfish
  • Selfish Gene
  • Genes, Selfish

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