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Table 2 Features of DNA sequence repeats on human and chicken autosomes.

From: DNA repeat arrays in chicken and human genomes and the adaptive evolution of avian genome size

  Human Chicken
No. chromosomes analyzed 22 28
Total sequence length (bp) 2,864,255,932 901,598,378
No. repeat arrays 4,698,717 1,160,319
Total repeat length (bp) (% of sequence) 1,287,381,310 (44.9%) 92,440,122 (10.3%)
Mean repeat array length (bp) [median] (range) 274.0 [188.0] (7–160,603) 79.7 [25.0] (6–7,096)
Mean no. repeat arrays per chromosome [median] (range) 213,578 [219,247] (57,109–409,783) 41,440 [14,860] (319–283,761)