satellite deoxyribonucleic acid

satellite deoxyribonucleic acid

[¦sad·ə‚līt dē‚äk·sē′rī·bō·nü‚klē·ik ′as·əd]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any fraction, usually highly repetitious, of chromosomal deoxyribonucleic acid that differs significantly in its base composition from the majority of other fractions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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