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Consensus Sequence

"Consensus Sequence" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A theoretical representative nucleotide or amino acid sequence in which each nucleotide or amino acid is the one which occurs most frequently at that site in the different sequences which occur in nature. The phrase also refers to an actual sequence which approximates the theoretical consensus. A known CONSERVED SEQUENCE set is represented by a consensus sequence. Commonly observed supersecondary protein structures (AMINO ACID MOTIFS) are often formed by conserved sequences.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Consensus Sequence" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Consensus Sequence" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 325 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 27 publications in 1996
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