Day 61 (3p24.3-3p24.2): a simple repeat

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Day 61 has only 19 protein-coding genes (browser view). Today’s highlight is one of the types of repetitive sequence that makes up over half of the genome: a simple repeat. This particular repeat is over a thousand bases long and consists mostly of As and Ts.

These simple repeats tend to crop up in the genome through a mistake in copying DNA called replication slippage.

Click here to see the sequence of Day 61 with this simple repeat underlined.


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