Tag: "gigabases" at biology news
Public collections of DNA and RNA sequence reach 100 gigabases
... DNA and RNA sequence information have reached 100 gigabases
[100,000,000,000 bases; the 'letters' of the genetic code] of sequence. Thanks to their data exchange policy, which has paved the way for the global exchange of many types of biological information, the three members of the International Nucleotide S...
Novel Enzyme Shows Potential As An Anti-HIV Target
...ses, the HIV genome pales in comparison to the 3.2 gigabases
of its human and nonhuman primate targets. The compact retrovirus encodes just 14 proteins, which play different roles in promoting viral infection and virulence. As a retrovirus, HIV uses the host’s cellular machinery—including RNA polymerases, whic...