simple-sequence repeat

simple-sequence repeat (SSR)

short, non-coding nucleotide sequence (usually less than 5bp in length) repeated in tandem and distributed throughout the eukaryotic GENOME. SSRs are POLYMORPHIC; the number of repeats varying due to errors in replication. SSRs provide useful MARKERS in genetic mapping. Also called MICROSATELLITES.
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Simple-sequence repeat (SSR) markers (Akkaya et al., 1995) also were evaluated, thus bringing the number of markers evaluated to 133.
Amplification of DNA markers from evolutionarily diverse genome using single primers of simple-sequence repeats. Theor.
BT3 is a clonal group, which various molecular methods have failed to differentiate among its strains, (4,5) with the exceptions of rep-PCR (6), simple-sequence repeats (SSR) (7), and recently pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) (8).
Aradhya worked with University of California at Davis colleagues in using samples from repository trees to pinpoint telltale stretches of genetic material called SSRs, or simple-sequence repeats.
Characteristics, linkage map positions, and allelic differentiation of Sorghum bicolour (L.) Moench DNA simple-sequence repeats (SSRs).
Lander's group used landmarks known as simple-sequence repeats. These are short sections of the genome's C,T,G, and A nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA) in which pairs are repeated -- for example, the sequence CACACACA.
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Comparison of genetic diversity estimates within and among populations of maritime pine using chloroplast simple-sequence repeats and amplified fragment length polymorphism data.