Selective amplification of variants of a complex repeating unit in DNA of a crustacean.

@article{Christie1980SelectiveAO,
  title={Selective amplification of variants of a complex repeating unit in DNA of a crustacean.},
  author={N T Christie and Dorothy M. Skinner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1980},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={
          2786-90
        }
}
  • N. ChristieD. M. Skinner
  • Published 1 May 1980
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
The nucleotide sequence of the repeating unit of a fraction of the highly repetitive DNA of the red crab, Geryon quinquedens, is reported. Treatment of total DNA with HindIII nuclease produced an 81-base-pair monomer and multimers to the size of an octamer. Several of the multimers contained large amounts of fragments of variant sequences, which cannot easily be explained by random mutation alone. That the alterations were not random was corroborated by divergence measurements made on the… 
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