TRINUCLEOTIDE REPEAT

a contiguous repeating of the same three nucleotides inside a nucleic acid. The occurrence of extra trinucleotide repetitions in specific genes elicits genetic malfunction.

TRINUCLEOTIDE REPEAT: "Huntington's disease is juts one example of what can result when trinucleotide repeat occurs."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TRINUCLEOTIDE REPEAT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/trinucleotide-repeat/ (accessed March 29, 2020).
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