Structure and function of an AT-rich, interspersed repetitive sequence from Chironomus thummi: solenoidal DNA, 142 bp palindrome-frame and homologies with the sequence for site-specific recombination of bacterial transposons.


Chironomus thummi thummi contains a repetitive AT-rich 118 bp sequence mainly in the centromere regions and elsewhere in the genome (1). A large cluster of repeats is regularly present in the non-transcribed spacer of rDNA. Dimers and multimers of the repeat migrate slower in small pore gels than would be expected from their size. The results indicate a… (More)


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