mega-base

mega-base

A unit of genetic length for DNA (or RNA) fragments equal to 1 million nucleotides (roughly equal to 1 cM).
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Under the influence of the electric field, these single strands extrude out into the positive buffer well at quite amazing speeds; it has been estimated that each individual base spends only a few microseconds within the sensing region of a pore, meaning our 1 mega-base fragment is totally through (and hopefully, read out) in a matter of a few seconds.
The cost of sequencing each mega-base (1 million base pairs) now stands at a little more than a penny (1.2 cents), down from $500 in 2007.
To the U.S., we are a colony and potential mega-base that will house the largest amount of weaponry in the Pacific.
Lakehurst is adjoined with the Army Training Center at Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base, forming a 38,000-acre mega-base complex.