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What is the "p" in CpG?

David Neece dneece at ux1.cso.uiuc.edu
Mon Jun 16 08:41:48 EST 1997

OK, here's a question that just might make you recant the "no such thing as a 
stupid question" postulate...

What does the "p" in CpG (as in CpG island/repeat) stand for?

I've been reading several interesting articles about CpG islands and genome 
evolution, but none (nor any text books I've consulted) offer an expanation.  
Am I missing something obvious?

Dave Neece
University of Illinois

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