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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ISSR-PCR markers used to analyze polymorphism of DNA fragments flanked by inverted repeats of microsatellite loci based upon the standard protocol (Zietkiewiez et al., 1994).
They exhibit a conserved quadripartite structure consisting of one large single copy (LSC) region, one small single copy (SSC) region, and two copies of inverted repeats (IR).
The palindrome in EMBOSS 6.3.1 [24] (http://mobyle .pasteur.fr/cgi-bin/portal.py?#forms::palindrome) was used to identify inverted repeats in the Oesophagostomum species.
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.