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A DNA sequence that is part of a genome and is not known to code for proteins or to regulate the expression of genes. Junk DNA may constitute up to 95 percent of the human genome and is postulated to be involved in the evolution of new genes and possibly the repair of genes.
(Genetics) DNA that consists of repeated sequences of nucleotide and has no apparent function
segments of DNA that have no apparent genetic function.
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|Noun||1.||junk DNA - stretches of DNA that do not code for genes; "most of the genome consists of junk DNA"|
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