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Megabase Pair (Mbp)

  1. Paul H Dear

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005710



How to Cite

Dear, P. H. 2006. Megabase Pair (Mbp). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


A megabase pair (Mbp) is a unit of length of nucleic acids, equal to one million base pairs or to one thousand kilobase pairs.


  • deoxyribonucleic acid;
  • base pair;
  • nucleic acids;
  • megabase pair;
  • chromosome