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Minisatellite repeats

minisatellite repeats

tandem arrays of moderately repetitive DNA sequences found dispersed throughout the genome but clustered near telomeres. Their degree of repetition is two to several hundred at each locus. Loci number in the thousands but each locus shows a distinctive repeat unit. Minisatellite repeats are often called variable number of tandem repeats.

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Hair and DNA

... DNA and they check for so called VNTR --> variable number of tandem repeats. These are repeats of a specific DNA-sequence that is repeated after ... regions"... you also get smaller repeat regions called "minisatellite" and "microsatellites" regions...

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by Revenged
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Hair and DNA
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