symbols, acronyms & abbreviations
megabit: (information technology) 1 million bits, or, often, 1,048,576 bits. Not the officially-approved symbol, but universally used. See prefixes for binary multiples.
megabase: (genomics) 1 million base pairs
“megabase (Mb) 106 nucleotide pairs (double-stranded) or 106 nucleotides (single-stranded)”
David L. Hartl and Elizabeth W. Jones.
Genetics. An Analysis of Genes and Genomes. Fifth Edition.
Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bertlett, 2001.
“We provide evidence for a genome size of 389 Mb.”
International Rice Genome Sequencing Project.
The map-based sequence of the rice genome.
Nature, vol. 436, page 793 (11 August 2005).
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