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Message sequences and short repetitive sequences are interspersed in sea urchin egg poly(A)+ RNAs

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At least half of the mass and most of the different single-copy maternal mRNA sequences in the egg are covalently associated with transcripts of short repetitive sequences. Only a restricted group of the diverse genomic repeat f amilies are significantly represented. The messages fall into several hundred sets, each containing transcripts from a different repeat family.

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    • Franklin D. Costantini

    Present address: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK

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