Distance between repeating DNA dinucleotides

Value 11 bp
Organism Influenza
Reference Garcia HG, Grayson P, Han L, Inamdar M, Kondev J, Nelson PC, Phillips R, Widom J, Wiggins PA. Biological consequences of tightly bent DNA: the other life of a macromolecular celebrity. Biopolymers. 2007 Feb 5 85(2):115-30.PubMed ID17103419
Primary Source Widom J. Short-range order in two eukaryotic genomes: relation to chromosome structure. J Mol Biol. 1996 Jun 21 259(4):579-88PubMed ID8683566
Method Fourier transform techniques
Comments DNA sequence shows repeating motifs every 3 bp due to codon bias. Additionally in eukaryotes and archaea there is 10 bp repeat of dinucleotides (BNID 103151)assumed to facilitate nucleosome binding. Interestingly, eubacterial genomes, which lack histones, nevertheless encode 11 bp-periodic distributions of AA/TT dinucleotides.
Entered by Uri M
ID 103152