tandem repeat

noun

Definition of tandem repeat

:any of several identical DNA segments lying one after the other in a sequence

First Known Use of tandem repeat

1973


Medical Dictionary

tandem repeat

noun tan·dem repeat \ ˈtan-dəm- \

medical Definition of tandem repeat

:any of several identical DNA segments lying one after the other in a sequence
  • Although certain of these repetitive sequences are scattered throughout the DNA, others are reiterated many times in a row, so that they resemble the DNA equivalent of a stutter. These tandem repeats are usually found in critical regions, notably in the centromere …
  • —Robert K. MoyzisScientific AmericanAugust 1991
  • The DNA fingerprint technique is based on the existence of regions of DNA that are made up of tandem repeats
  • —Roger LevinScience1 Aug. 1986
— compare long terminal repeat

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