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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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Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationship as revealed by inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) polymorphism in the genus Oryza.
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Among these molecular markers, the Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs) markers carry much significance.
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Development of simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers in Eucalyptus from amplified inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR).
Study of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers from wheat expressed sequence tags (ESTs).
Absence of a band is interpreted as the loss of a locus through either the deletion of the SSR (Simple Sequence Repeat) site or a chromosomal rearrangement (Wolfe & Liston 1998).
Development of simple sequence repeat DNA markers and their integration into a barley linkage map.
Recognizing the importance of accelerating R&D efforts, manufacturer Monsanto earlier this year announced the release of genetic material -- some 200 Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) genetic markers - to BBI for the development of soybeans with improved oils, better yields and more protein.