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Spacer dna

spacer DNA

(Science: molecular biology) The dNA sequence between genes. In bacteria, only a few nucleotides long. In eukaryotes, can be extensive and include repetitive DNA, comprising the majority of the dNA of the genome. The term is used particularly for the spacer DNA between the many tandemly repeated copies of the ribosomal RNA genes.

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polycistronic = multigenic

Does polycistronic means multigenic? What I understood was polycistronic means that a mRNA molecule code for multiple proteins with spacer and overlapping genes while multigenic just means that a mRNA codes for multiple proteins (no overlapping between genes)? but then i see that many reference ...

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by simpleton
Thu May 06, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: polycistronic = multigenic
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by canalon
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:14 pm
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Topic: ITS-PCR
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by canalon
Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Genome
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by canalon
Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Which came first the DNA, RNA or protein
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