DNA Sequencing

Science / Genetics / DNA Sequencing: Plus and minus or 'primed synthesis' method, developed by sanger, dna is synthesized in vitro in such a way that it is radioactively labeled and the reaction terminates specifically at the position corresponding to a given base: the 'chemical' method, ssdna is subjected to several chemical cleavage protocols that selectively make breaks on one side of a particular base.

DNA Repair Genes

Science / Genetics / DNA Repair Genes: Genes encoding proteins that correct errors in dna sequencing. MORE

Junk DNA

Science / Genetics / Junk DNA: Stretches of dna that do not code for genes: most of the genome consists of so-called junk dna which may have regulatory and other functions. Also called non-coding dna. MORE

Mitochondrial DNA

Science / Genetics / Mitochondrial DNA: The genetic material found in mitochondria, the organelles that generate energy for the cell. Not inherited in the same fashion as nucleic dna. MORE

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