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Repetitive Elements May Comprise Over Two-Thirds of the Human Genome

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P-clouds and RepeatMasker annotation of the repeat structure of the human genome.

Results are displayed as a percentage of the ungapped genome assembly length. A) Consensus results prior to this study indicate that <50% of the genome is repetitive (RepeatMasker). B) Analysis using P-clouds suggests more than two-thirds of the genome is repetitive or repeat-derived.

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