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What is the "p" in CpG?

Bregeon Damien bregeon at ijm.jussieu.fr
Tue Jun 17 04:48:59 EST 1997

In article <5o3fqs$8vd$1 at vixen.cso.uiuc.edu>, dneece at ux1.cso.uiuc.edu
(David Neece) wrote:

> 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

"p" is phosphate between C and G.

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