Kilobase Pair (kbp)

Abstract

A kilobase pair (kbp) is a unit of length of nucleic acids, equal to 1000 base pairs.

Keywords: deoxyribonucleic acid; base pair; nucleic acids; kilobase pair; sequencing

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Dear, Paul H(Sep 2005) Kilobase Pair (kbp). In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005327]