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- A short stretch of nucleotides whose base sequence is virtually identical in all the genes that contain it. Homeoboxes have been found in many organisms from fruit flies to human beings. In the fruit fly, a homeobox appears to determine when particular groups of genes are expressed during development.
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- Directed sequencing, Expressed sequence tag (EST), GC-rich area, Gene prediction, microsatellite, repetitive DNA, scaffold, Sequence-tagged site (STS), Tandem repeat sequences, Transposable element