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microsatellite

(mī′krō-săt′l-īt′)
n.
1. A short sequence of DNA consisting of multiple repetitions of a set of two to nine base pairs, used as a genetic marker when individuals differ in the number of repetitions.
2. A small artificial satellite, usually with a mass of less than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) when deployed in orbit.

microsatellite

A highly polymorphic segment of DNA composed of repetitive stretches of short sequences of 2–6 base pairs of DNA, which serve as genetic markers to track inheritance in families. Microsatellites include dinucleotides, trinucleotides and tetranucleotides, repeated in tandem arrays throughout a genome. The human genome has 50–100,000 microsatellite loci.

microsatellite

A section of DNA in which a unit of one to five nucleotides is repeated a variable number of times. Repeating trinucleotides that expand during meiosis are associated with Huntington's disease and fragile X syndrome.
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However, among eukaryote species, microsatellite repeats are more abundant and longer in vertebrates than invertebrates (Chambers and MacAvoy 2000).
Sequencher software (Gene Codes Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI) was used to remove the vector, align and group sequences and highlight microsatellite repeats.
Sixty-six putative microsatellite-containing colonies were sequenced, 30 of which were round to contain microsatellite repeats.
The total number of clones sequenced, contained microsatellite repeats, and had primers designed are presented for each species.
Crassostrea hongkongensis also Contains a Microsatellite Repeat in Intron 1
We have also identified microsatellite repeat regions within two of the LAP gene introns, and demonstrated that variation occurs within these regions.
hongkongensis, and that they both have a microsatellite repeat region within intron 1.