The polydeoxyadenylate tract of Alu repetitive elements is polymorphic in the human genome.

@article{Economou1990ThePT,
  title={The polydeoxyadenylate tract of Alu repetitive elements is polymorphic in the human genome.},
  author={E P Economou and Andrew Bergen and Andrew C. Warren and Stylianos E. Antonarakis},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1990},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={2951-4}
}
To identify DNA polymorphisms that are abundant in the human genome and are detectable by polymerase chain reaction amplification of genomic DNA, we tested the hypothesis that the polydeoxyadenylate tract of the Alu family of repetitive elements is polymorphic among human chromosomes. We analyzed the 3' ends of three specific Alu sequences and found that two (in the adenosine deaminase gene and the beta-globin pseudogene) were polymorphic. This novel class of polymorphisms, termed AluVpA [Alu… CONTINUE READING

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