Satellite DNA from the Y chromosome of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae.

@article{Krzywinski2005SatelliteDF,
  title={Satellite DNA from the Y chromosome of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae.},
  author={Jaroslaw Krzywinski and Djibril Sangar{\'e} and Nora J. Besansky},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={169 1},
  pages={185-96}
}
Satellite DNA is an enigmatic component of genomic DNA with unclear function that has been regarded as "junk." Yet, persistence of these tandem highly repetitive sequences in heterochromatic regions of most eukaryotic chromosomes attests to their importance in the genome. We explored the Anopheles gambiae genome for the presence of satellite repeats and identified 12 novel satellite DNA families. Certain families were found in close juxtaposition within the genome. Six satellites, falling into… CONTINUE READING
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