canonical sequence


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canonical sequence

[kə′nän·ə·kəl ′sē·kwəns]
(cell and molecular biology)
An archetypical nucleotide or amino acid sequence to which all variants are compared.
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If the genome has been fragmented and expanded based on recombination events in an analogous manner to plant organellar genomes, this may be a way of protecting against damage by having "extra" genetic material that can be modified by oxidative damage and/or recombination and subsequently edited back to the canonical sequence.
The canonical sequence of separating points (a, b, c, d) of a is defined as follows:
Results for each peptide are expressed as percent cleavage by furin compared with the canonical sequence.
In this section we define a family of operation sequences, called canonical, such that each operation sequence is equivalent to exactly one canonical sequence.