25 arrays, and represents one of the largest most widespread megasatellite DNA families. Conclusion This study represents the most comprehensive genome wide analysis of large tandem repeats in the human genome, and will serve as an important resource towards understanding the organization and copy number variation of these complex DNA families."/>
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From: Analysis of the largest tandemly repeated DNA families in the human genome

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Analysis of tandem repeats from the human genome. Output from tandem repeats finder (TRF), plotted showing the repeat unit size on the X axis (log scale) and the array length on the Y axis (log scale). 24,358 arrays between 600 bp and 10,000 bp in length were found (grey squares). 503 arrays ≥ 10 kb found by TRF are shown classified into different types of repeats (see legend at top). Prominent "simple sequence" satellites are shown as color coded triangles. Classical satellites are shown as color coded circles. Single locus VNTR repeats are indicated by color coded diamonds. 373 arrays found at multiples of 171 bp repeat unit size represent alpha satellite DNA (purple circles). Arrays greater then 2 kb not found by TRF are also shown, and listed in Table 2. Some arrays containing repeat units greater than ~1.5 kb are also listed in Table 2 because they contain more complex repeat units than those listed in Table 1. Both the 1.5 kb NBPF repeats (square) and the 1.9 kb "mer5A1" repeats (square) were found by TRF but are listed in Table 2. Multiple LTR arrays (Table 3) are shown as red circles at a repeat unit size of 3.5 kb.

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