Cilj projekta je ispitati utjecaj nekoliko okolišnih čimbenika na frekvenciju CNVs u pojedinačnim spermijima na modelu miša.
Satellite DNAs are tandemly repeated sequences preferentially clustered within constitutive heterochromatin. However, in some cases, they are found partially dispersed in the vicinity of genes within euchromatin.
Repetitive elements can be a source of regulatory sequences and could act to distribute regulatory elements throughout the genome. In particular, mobile transposable elements are known to be a source of noncoding material that influences evolution of gene regulatory networks.