I've been trying to retrieve the complete human rDNA sequence (non-spacers and spacers), which should be about 43-kb in length using Biomart, NCBI, and rnacentral, but I have only been able to find the 13-kb non-spacer sequence. Are the spacer regions not yet sequenced due to difficulty in sequencing a repetitive region? Thanks for your help.
Managed to find the complete sequence of the repeating unit:
To the best of my knowledge, of the estimated 500 copies of rDNA repeats in the human genome only 1 and half repeats has been sequenced and published. Mammalian rDNA repeats are hard to clone and appear unstable in yeast and e coli.