Some types of satellite DNA in humans are:
|Type||Size of repeat unit (bp)||Location|
|α (alphoid DNA)||171||All chromosomes|
|β||68||Centromeres of chromosomes 1, 9, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22 and Y|
|Satellite 1||25-48||Centromeres and other regions in heterochromatin of most chromosomes|
|Satellite 2||5||Most chromosomes|
|Satellite 3||5||Most chromosomes|
In Situ Hybridization Analysis of Gibbon Chromosomes Suggests That Amplification of Alpha Satellite DNA in the Telomere Region Is Confined to Two of the Four Genera
Nov 01, 2012; Some primate species carry large blocks of constitutive heterochromatin in the telomere regions of chromosomes. A prominent...
Transcription of the 1.688 Satellite DNA Family Is under the Control of RNA Interference Machinery in Drosophila Melanogaster Ovaries
Jun 01, 2007; ABSTRACT Here we show that RNA interference (RNAi) machinery operates in Drosophila melanogaster 1.688 satellite transcription....