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kilobase

[′kil·ō‚bās]
(genetics)
Unit of length equal to 1000 base pairs in deoxyribonucleic acid or 1000 nitrogenous bases in ribonucleic acid. Abbreviated kb; kbp.
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2 kilobases in length to Synbio Technologies, who will then create genes up to 70 kilobases in length.
For example, methods using longrange PCR require intact DNA at least several kilobases long because the amplicons for delineating the HLA genes can range from 2 to 12 kb.
In the meantime, even a few hundred kilobases from a single cell can be of tremendous value by giving insight into the coding potential of microbial dark matter and providing a long-needed link between phylogeny and function for this uncultured majority.
The GeneChip Mapping 10K array proved highly sensitive and specific, allowing for detection of aberrations as small as 700 kilobases," said Dr Peter Nuernberg, Director of the Gene Mapping Center at the MaxDelbruck Center in Berlin and senior author on the publication.
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is 16 kilobases, circular, and encodes 13 protein, 22 tRNA and two rRNA genes.
1990), tomaron una region de 14 kilobases de ADN que incluia el gen sry (y presumiblemente algunos de sus elementos reguladores) y por microinyeccion introdujeron la secuencia dentro del pronucleo de un cigoto de un raton hembra XX recien fertilizado.
This large gene, of approximately 178 kilobases, is situated on chromosome 12 (with a pseudogene located on chromosome 22).
In addition, the region of MLL that breaks and joins to other genes in leukemogenic translocations is remarkably conserved at just over 8 kilobases (kb) in a central region of the gene.
Codon Devices is currently scaling the platform to design and construct engineered genetic devices hundreds of kilobases to megabases in length.
HIV is an RNA virus with extremely stable and conserved genome of 500 kilobases.
BAC clones with insert sizes in excess on 100 kb are desired if a library is to be used for assembly of contigs spanning hundreds of kilobases.
9 kilobases of DNA (The International SNP Map Working Group 2001).