Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 286–291 | Cite as

Prototypic sequences for human repetitive DNA

  • Jerzy Jurka
  • Jolanta Walichiewicz
  • Aleksandar Milosavljevic


We report a collection of 53 prototypic sequences representing known families of repetitive elements from the human genome. The prototypic sequences are either consensus sequences or selected examples of repetitive sequences. The collection includes: prototypes for high and medium reiteration frequency interspersed repeats, long terminal repeats of endogenous retroviruses, alphoid repeats, telomere-associated repeats, and some miscellaneous repeats. The collection is annotated and available electronically.[/ap ]

Key words

Repetitive DNA Database Human Genome Primates 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Jurka
    • 1
  • Jolanta Walichiewicz
    • 1
  • Aleksandar Milosavljevic
    • 1
  1. 1.Linus Pauling Institute of Science and MedicinePalo AltoUSA

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