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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Repetitive DNA--specifically, transposable elements (TEs)--constitutes at least 45% of the human genome, wherein the fraction of long interspersed nucleotide element (LINE) retrotransposons is 17% [1].
(i) Chromosomal patterning of clone Aesp24 (long interspersed nucleotide element (LINE)) in the [F.sub.2]_GK/A1 genotype.
Statistical analysis revealed that 51.53% 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.

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