short interspersed elements

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short in·ter·spers·ed el·e·ments (SINES),

highly repetitive sequences of DNA of about 300 base pairs in length that occur about every 3000-5000 bp in the genome.
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One group of these mobile elements consists of short interspersed elements, or SINEs; long interspersed elements, or LINEs, form another.

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