Day 230 (11q24.2-11qter): an Alu element


Day 230 has 30 protein-coding genes (browser view), but today we’ll look at another repetitive element, the¬†Alu¬†element.

Alu elements make up 11% of human DNA – far more than the proportion that is protein-coding genes. They are about 300 bp long and are specific to primates.

Click here to see all 8442914 letters of Day 230 with an AluY element underlined.

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