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SINEs

Short interspersed nuclear elements. Families of short (150 to 300 bp), moderately repetitive elements of eukaryotes, occurring about 100,000 times in a genome. SINES appear to be DNA copies of certain tRNA molecules, created presumably by the unintended action of reverse transcriptase during retroviral infection.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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