Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Some Gene Facts

Facts about Genes

Size of Human genome 3.2 X 109 bp
Total SNPs > 11 Million
Human vs Chimp 99% similar for SNPs 96% similar overall
Human vs Human 99.9% similar for SNPs
Large INDELS / translocations/ inversions Rare but serious
Tandem repeat polymorphisms Microsatellites (1-6 bp) Minisatellites (11-100 bp) Many cause genetic diseases Used in fingerprinting predicted to be > 100,000
SNPs ~ 1 per 300 bp (one snp per 0.1 to 1 kb length)
Transitions Purines (A,G) interconversions Pyrimidine (C,T) interconversions
Transversions Purine (A,G) <-> Pyramidine (C,T)
most frequent SNP C->T (2/3 ofa all SNPs)
SNP if frequency in population > 1% (Point mutation fixed in the population)
Mutation if < 1%
SNPs ideal genomic markers Dense Easy to assay
Created by: sridharacharya