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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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Moreover, the amount of migration detected is probably the main cause of the low genetic differentiation found for allozymes here, but other evolutionary forces, such as genetic drift and mutation rates, for example, must be in action to generate and maintain the differentiation detected for microsatellites.
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DNA Extraction and Selection of Microsatellite Markers The blood samples were subjected to DNA extraction by using following protocol the developed by Sambrook and Russel (2001).
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He also said that with a microsatellite and receiving station, the country will be able to gather its own satellite images and other data and not rely anymore on foreign sources.
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Over all microsatellite loci, CA repeats had the highest frequency (~30%) of all sequence motifs in the Haliotis midae genome (Fig.
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