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Human Genome News, July 1992; 4(2)

Reference Collection of Repetitive Sequences

A reference collection of human repetitive elements, containing 53 "prototypic sequences" for each of the repetitive families discovered so far, has been compiled by Jerzy Jurka (Linus Pauling Institute). The collection is from DOE-sponsored studies in identification and analysis of novel families of repetitive elements. The prototypic sequences are published consensus sequences where possible or other representative sequences for families for which consensus sequences are unavailable. They represent high- and medium-reiteration-frequency interspersed repeats, long terminal repeats of endogenous retroviruses, alphoid repeats, telomere-associated repeats, and some miscellaneous repeats.

Specific information on the collection can be obtained now from "jurka@jmullins.stanford.edu", Fax: 415/327-8564. Later this year the collection will be deposited at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and other public-domain servers. (NCBI contact: 301/496-2475, Fax: 301/480-9241, Internet: "info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov".) Reference: J. Jurka, J. Walichiewicz, and A. Milosavljevic, J. Mol. Evol., in press.


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