microsatellite love


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  • n. A miniature satellite
  • n. Any of a group of polymorphic loci in DNA that consist of repeat units of just a few base pairs


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  • It builds on Canada's expertise in compact "microsatellite" design. "

    Brits at their Best

  • Engraftment testing utilizes PCR of microsatellite markers, also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).


  • We are using the mitochondrial genome as well as microsatellite loci to assess both population genetic structure and gene flow in these species.

    Contributor: Thomas Kunz

  • Despite this, recent studies of microsatellite DNA loci and cytochrome b mitochondrial DNA show small and non-significant genetic differences based on samples from three wintering and four nesting areas in arctic North America, Russia, and Greenland [52].

    Effects of climate change on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • Mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite variation in the eider duck (Somateria mollissima) indicate stepwise postglacial colonization of Europe and limited current long-distance dispersal.

    Effects of climate change on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • A genetic perspective based on mtDNA and microsatellite data.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • This idea can be discounted because the suspected hybrids would reveal distinctive microsatellite alleles not occurring in non-hybrid D. dussumieri, and they don't.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • This large-microwave-oven-sized microsatellite contained two cameras, communication gear and an ammonia-based gas propulsion system to enable maneuvering around the Shenzhou.

    China's Close Call

  • About four hours before Shenzhou's point of closest approach to the space station, Shenzhou-7 started one of its main missions: the launching of a 40-kilogram maneuvering microsatellite called BanXing-1 or BX-1.

    China's Close Call

  • This theory also wouldn't explain the launch of the microsatellite at such a "dangerous" point in Shenzhou's orbit.

    China's Close Call


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