inverted terminal repeats

inverted terminal repeats

[in¦vərd·əd ¦tər·mə·nəl ri′pēts]
(cell and molecular biology)
Related or identical sequences of deoxyribonucleic acid in inverted form occurring at opposite ends of some transposons.
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This unusual (10.8 kbp) duplication found in Sudan isolates 1 and 2 is composed of open reading frames of several host immune modulator genes (MPXV_Zaire_1979-005 open reading frames 5-16) and some fragments of the inverted terminal repeats. This duplication was partially lost in 1 of the 2 isolates after the second BSC40 tissue culture passage.