in the human genome a repeated, relatively conserved sequence of about 300 bp that often contains a cleavage site for the restriction enzyme AluI near the centre; about 1 million copies in the human genome.
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... genetic elements that exist in huge numbers in the human genome alu alone numbers about 500,000 compared to about 30,000 protein coding genes. ... population genetics studies." and minisatellites "A class of repetitive sequences, 7–100 nucleotides each, that span 500–20,000 bp, and are especially ...
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