long interspersed nucleotide element

long interspersed nucleotide element

[¦loŋ ¦in·tər‚spərst ′n ü·klē·ə‚tīd ‚el·ə·mənt]
(cell and molecular biology)
In mammalian deoxyribonucleic acid, any of the 5-10-kilobase repeated sequences that are grouped with the nonviral retroposons. Abbreviated LINE.
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53% of the buffalo DNA (23083 bp) comprises interspersed repeats represented by 46 small interspersed nucleotide elements (SINEs) 18 long interspersed nucleotide elements (LINEs) 17 long terminal repeat elements (LTR) and 9 DNA elements.