Minor buoyant density fractions of DNA that appear after appropriate centrifugation methods as satellites to the main fraction of genomic DNA. Satellite DNA is characteristically simple sequence DNA that is highly repetitive.
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satellite (1. any outlier relative to some process or image, e.g. satellite DNA. 2. characteristic, densely ...)
DNA (... DNA, transconformational DNA, vDNA, Y chromosome DNA, and Z-DNA (lefthanded DNA). Cf. RNA.)
repetitive DNA (... satellite DNA. Much of the human genome consists of repetitive DNA.)