Short Interspersed Nucleotide Elements (SINEs)

    Short Interspersed Nucleotide Element (SINE) repeats are several hundred basepairs in length and distributed throughout the genome, including within the introns between the exons within protein-coding gene regions. In humans, the Alu repeat family consists of 200~300bp elements repeated several 100,000s of times, and constitute 11% of the genome.

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