microsatellite love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short sequence of DNA consisting of multiple repetitions of a set of two to nine base pairs, used as a genetic marker when individuals differ in the number of repetitions.
  • noun A small artificial satellite, usually with a mass of less than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) when deployed in orbit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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Examples

  • 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).

    Immunogenetics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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