inverted repeats


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inverted repeats

[in′vərd·əd ri′pēts]
(genetics)
Two copies of the same nucleotide sequence oriented in opposite directions on the same molecule. Also known as IR sequences.
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The circular genome map has 153,901bp, containing inverted repeats of 21,053 bp each, a large single-copy region of 89,709 bp, and a small single-copy region of 22,086 bp.
ISTN3X; 96% identical), comprising one of Tn3-like inverted repeats and putative coding regions for transposase, resolvase (also called repressor), and ampicillin resistance.
Different oligonucleotides with inverted repeats were designed to form hairpin loop structures to test efficiency of the sodium bisulfite reaction method.
The amplification products are stem-loop DNA structures with several inverted repeats of the target and cauliflower-like structures with multiple loops, yielding >500 [micro]g/mL.