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Microsatellite repeats

microsatellite repeats

A variety of simple di- (dinucleotide repeats), tri- (trinucleotide repeats), tetra-, and pentanucleotide tandem repeats that are dispersed in the euchromatic arms of most chromosomes. The dinucleotide repeat of guanine and thymine, (gt)n, is the most common of these dispersed repeats.

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Nucleotide sequences

... enzymes are used to cut them up different fragments are created. Microsatellite repeat sequences: also known as short tandem repeats (STRs) these have a high mutation rate and are used for mapping populations as genetic ...

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by Babybel56
Tue May 10, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Nucleotide sequences
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STRs, SSRs and microsatellites - Where is the difference?

Hi! In literature I've read that SSRs (Simple Sequence Repeats) mean a repetition of 1-6 basepairs. For example: AGGAGGAGGAGGAGGAGGAGG ... I am wondering if there is any difference? And when do I call it a "microsatellite"? Is a SSR/STR only called "microsatellite" if ...

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by Zolt7
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: STRs, SSRs and microsatellites - Where is the difference?
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Views: 3630

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