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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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The objective of this work was to develop homologous microsatellite markers, or simple sequence repeats (SSRs), for studies in conservation genetics of this species.
TabA9 ([dagger]) NA TahA9 ([dagger]) NA TabA10 (HadA) NA * SSR, simple sequence repeats.
2000, "Development of simple sequence repeats (SSRs) in olive tree (Olea europaea L.
Os locos de microssatelites ou Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) sao sequencias curtas compostas de 1 a 6 nucleotideos repetidos de 10 a 60 vezes ao longo da molecula de DNA (RAFALSKI et al.
Codominant markers such as simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are better suited for genome mapping because they are more informative and easily transferable.
Individual and population variation in invertebrates revealed by Inter Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSRs).
Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) have been recognized as a good resource of genetic markers in many plants including citrus (Akkaya et al.
The sequence of the LAP gene noncoding regions was also analyzed and simple sequence repeats (microsatellites) were found in introns 1 and 9.
The data includes approximately 7000 segments of sequences of the draft genome known as Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs).
Accurate identification of all these accessions is essential if the two collections are to be reliable sources of grape germplasm," he wrote last year in an article recommending a fingerprinting method--called Simple Sequence Repeats, or SSRs--in the American Journal of Horticultural Science.
Ten diploid clones were selected from each Artemia parthenogenetica strain for analysis of the population genetic structure and genetic differentiation using inter simple sequence repeats (ISSR).