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Tandem repeat

tandem repeat

(Science: molecular biology) Copies of genes repeated one after another along a chromosome: for example the 40S rRNA genes in somatic cells of toads, of which there are about 500 copies.

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Nucleotide sequences

... 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 ...

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by Babybel56
Tue May 10, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Nucleotide sequences
Replies: 4
Views: 3098

STRs, SSRs and microsatellites - Where is the difference?

Simple sequence repeats, short tandem repeats and microsatellites are all the same thing the only difference is the name. They are all repetitive ...

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by Kezzer
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: STRs, SSRs and microsatellites - Where is the difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 3606

Re: DNA Profiling

... Searchable Index for relevant papers. Watch for papers describing short tandem repeat loci (STR), which are used as forensic markers. http://www.aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=journal_of_fs&page_id=contact_info ...

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by jonmoulton
Wed May 05, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA Profiling
Replies: 1
Views: 3540

repeat sequence in DNA and mispairing

... occuring in dna and one of the sections mentions the problems with repeat sequences and how they can have pathogenic potentials it says short tandem repeats can mispair and cause pathogenic deletions and insertions which cause a frameshift. ...

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by sarah90222
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: repeat sequence in DNA and mispairing
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Simple definition question

What's a tandem repeat and what's a polymorphic region?

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by thewax
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Simple definition question
Replies: 1
Views: 1268
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