Tandemly arrayed genes

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Tandemly arrayed genes are a gene cluster created by tandem duplications.[1] They serve to encode large numbers of genes at a time. An example are tandem clusters of rRNA encoding genes. These genes are translated faster than they would be if only a single copy of the gene was available.

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  1. ^ Deng Pan and Liqing Zhang. "Tandemly Arrayed Genes in Vertebrate Genomes". Comparative and Functional Genomics, vol. 2008, Article ID 545269. Retrieved 5 May 2012.