conserved sequence

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conserved sequence

[kən′sərvd ′sē·kwəns]
(evolution)
A sequence of nucleotides in genetic material or of amino acids in a polypeptide chain that has changed only slightly or not at all during an evolutionary period of time.
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Of these techniques, the ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene architecture and the highly conserved sequences of certain domains of the gene have been used to reevaluate higher level relationships within the family Phlebotominae and within genera Phlebotomus and Sergentomyia (Depaquit et al.
A DNA microarray with highly conserved sequences from >1,000 viruses was selected to screen for known and novel viruses (3).
Because primers are designed using highly conserved sequences, the ITS primers will likely amplify in all oyster species and hence provide possible detection and identification of new or unknown species.
The goal of Alnylam's RNAi therapeutic program for influenza infection will be to employ optimized siRNAs that silence highly conserved sequences required for viral replication across human and avian flu strains, thereby yielding a novel prevention and treatment option for world-threatening outbreaks of highly virulent strains of flu.
The partial 3D regions of all 6 bovine kobuviruses exhibited highly conserved sequences of 99.

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