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1] Nonstandard abbreviations: DGGE, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis; TTGE, temporal temperature gradient gel electrophoresis; IVS, intervening sequence (intron); RDB, reverse dot blot; and nt, nucleotide.
Clostridium paradoxum DSM 7308T contains multiple 16S rRNA genes with heterogeneous intervening sequences.
Because of the error tolerance inherent in the PepSea algorithm, proteins can even be identified regardless of intervening sequences ("junk DNA" and introns), which make up the majority of human DNA.