Megabase Pair (Mbp)

Abstract

A megabase pair (Mbp) is a unit of length of nucleic acids, equal to one million base pairs or to one thousand kilobase pairs.

Keywords: deoxyribonucleic acid; base pair; nucleic acids; megabase pair; chromosome

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Dear, Paul H(Jan 2006) Megabase Pair (Mbp). In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005710]