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Satellite DNA

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The study of satellite DNA consists of research into highly repetitive DNA—sequences that tend to reoccur at high frequencies with the nucleotides adenine and thymine. This means that they generally have lower densities and can form a second “satellite” band when ...

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