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Descriptor English: Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid
Descriptor Spanish: Secuencias Repetitivas de Ácidos Nucleicos
Descriptor Portuguese: Sequências Repetitivas de Ácido Nucleico
Descriptor French: Séquences répétées d'acides nucléiques
Entry term(s): DNA Repetitious Region
DNA Repetitious Regions
DNA, Selfish
DNAs, Selfish
Direct Repeat
Direct Repeats
Gene, Selfish
Genes, Selfish
Nucleic Acid Repetitive Sequences
Repeat, Direct
Repeats, Direct
Repetitious Region, DNA
Repetitious Regions, DNA
Repetitive Region
Repetitive Regions
Repetitive Sequence
Repetitive Sequences
Selfish DNA
Selfish DNAs
Selfish Gene
Selfish Genes
Tree number(s): G02.111.570.080.708
G05.360.080.708
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012091
Scope note: Sequences of DNA or RNA that occur in multiple copies. There are several types: INTERSPERSED REPETITIVE SEQUENCES are copies of transposable elements (DNA TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS or RETROELEMENTS) dispersed throughout the genome. TERMINAL REPEAT SEQUENCES flank both ends of another sequence, for example, the long terminal repeats (LTRs) on RETROVIRUSES. Variations may be direct repeats, those occurring in the same direction, or inverted repeats, those opposite to each other in direction. TANDEM REPEAT SEQUENCES are copies which lie adjacent to each other, direct or inverted (INVERTED REPEAT SEQUENCES).
Annotation: coordinate with DNA, RNA, or specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Base Sequence (1971-1980)
DNA (1968-1980)
Public MeSH Note: 81
History Note: 81
Entry Version: REPET SEQ NA
Related: Multigene Family MeSH
DeCS ID: 23450
Unique ID: D012091
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1980/04/02
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid - Preferred
Concept UI M0018798
Scope note Sequences of DNA or RNA that occur in multiple copies. There are several types: INTERSPERSED REPETITIVE SEQUENCES are copies of transposable elements (DNA TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS or RETROELEMENTS) dispersed throughout the genome. TERMINAL REPEAT SEQUENCES flank both ends of another sequence, for example, the long terminal repeats (LTRs) on RETROVIRUSES. Variations may be direct repeats, those occurring in the same direction, or inverted repeats, those opposite to each other in direction. TANDEM REPEAT SEQUENCES are copies which lie adjacent to each other, direct or inverted (INVERTED REPEAT SEQUENCES).
Preferred term Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid
Entry term(s) Nucleic Acid Repetitive Sequences
Selfish DNA - Narrower
Concept UI M0006645
Scope note DNA whose role appears to be its own replication, e.g., transposable elements and some SATELLITE DNA.
Preferred term Selfish DNA
Entry term(s) DNA, Selfish
DNAs, Selfish
Selfish DNAs
DNA Repetitious Region - Narrower
Concept UI M0018796
Preferred term DNA Repetitious Region
Entry term(s) DNA Repetitious Regions
Repetitious Region, DNA
Repetitious Regions, DNA
Direct Repeat - Narrower
Concept UI M0018795
Preferred term Direct Repeat
Entry term(s) Direct Repeats
Repeat, Direct
Repeats, Direct
Repetitive Region - Broader
Concept UI M0018799
Preferred term Repetitive Region
Entry term(s) Repetitive Regions
Repetitive Sequence
Repetitive Sequences
Selfish Genes - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0355770
Scope note D012091
Preferred term Selfish Genes
Entry term(s) Gene, Selfish
Genes, Selfish
Selfish Gene



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