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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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Analysis of the mtrR gene and its promoter identified a single nucleotide (A) deletion in the inverted repeat of the promoter region, and a single amino acid substitution at position H105 (H [right arrow] Y).
As some of the MLPA probes bind to multiple sites (due to the presence of a large inverted repeat on the Y-chromosome) the deletions shown in table 1 are just one of the several possibilities in each case.
Transfer of the inverted repeat construct into the shuttle vector, pArt (Gleave, AP.
2), only the first half of the element and the last 11-bp inverted repeat is present, while in J2.