What is palindromic SNP?

Palindromic SNP is also known as ambiguous SNP, in which SNPs whose alleles correspond to nucleotides that pair with each other in a double-stranded DNA molecule. A DNA sequence is a palindrome if the 5’ to 3’ (positive or forward) sequence is the same as the 3’ to 5’ (negative or reverse). For instance, the sequence ACTAGT (5’ to 3’) is a palindrome because its complementary sequence is TGATCA.

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