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  • n. A short series of bases that reoccurs many times in a genome


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  • Gene containing 'minisatellite' plays key role in driving human DNA diversity


  • DNA profiling using single-locus minisatellite markers

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • The first minisatellite, the UoSAT 12, will be launched this year to demonstrate the potential of low-Earth and geostationary-orbit


  • Prdm9 gene itself contains a minisatellite, and that this is probably what makes the gene vary so much between individuals.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Alec said: 'I've come full circle - starting out with minisatellites to develop DNA fingerprinting, and arriving at a gene containing a minisatellite that plays a key role in driving all kinds of human DNA diversity, including variation at minisatellites.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • The PRDM9 minisatellite gives the answer - it evolves rapidly, like any other unstable minisatellite, and keeps churning out variants that can trigger new hotspots, replenishing those that have committed suicide.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • Ironically, the variation in PRDM9 is due to a minisatellite within the gene itself.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • One minisatellite opened last year in a card room in Commerce (Los Angeles county), but plans for two in San Francisco - at a restaurant and a sports bar - had to be scrapped because of opposition from the Jockey Club satellite site that replaced Bay Meadows as a Peninsula outlet.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • In the present study, we identified and characterized 12 mRNA transcripts from the spermatozoa of water buffalo Bubalus bubalis employing minisatellite associated sequence amplification (MASA) and a consensus sequence of 33.15 repeat loci.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • However, the organization and expression of the minisatellite tagged transcript diversity, particularly in spermatozoa, remains unclear.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles


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