kilobase pairs

Abbreviation: kbp
A length of double-stranded DNA composed of 1000 base pairs.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • kilobase — (= kb; kbp) One thousand base pairs of DNA. Strictly should probably be kbp (kilobase pairs) but usually truncated …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • kilobase — [kil′ə bās΄] n. a unit of length equal to the length of 1000 base pairs of a nucleic acid * * * …   Universalium

  • kilobase — [kil′ə bās΄] n. a unit of length equal to the length of 1000 base pairs of a nucleic acid …   English World dictionary

  • kilobase — (kb)    a unit of genetic information equal to the information carried by 1000 pairs of the base units in the double helix of DNA; also used as a unit of relative distance equal to the length of a strand of DNA containing 1000 base pairs …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • kilobase — noun Date: 1975 a unit of measure of the length of a nucleic acid chain that equals one thousand base pairs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kilobase pair — noun One thousand base pairs in succession …   Wiktionary

  • kilobase — Unit used in designating the length of a nucleic acid sequence; 1 kb equals a sequence of 1000 purine or pyrimidine bases. * * * ki·lo·base kil ə .bās n a unit of measure of the length of a nucleic acid chain (as of DNA or RNA) that equals one… …   Medical dictionary

  • kilobase — unit of measure of length of nucleic acid chain equal to 1000 base pairs Units of Measurement …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • kilobase — (abbrev.: kb) noun Biochemistry (in expressing the lengths of nucleic acid molecules) one thousand bases or base pairs …   English new terms dictionary

  • kilobase — ˌˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary kilo + base : a unit of measure of the length of a nucleic acid chain (as of DNA or RNA) that equals one thousand base pairs …   Useful english dictionary

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