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mi·cro·sat·el·lite

 (mī′krō-săt′l-īt′)
n.
1. 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.
2. A small artificial satellite, usually with a mass of less than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) when deployed in orbit.

microsatellite

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsætəˌlaɪt)
n
(Genetics) genetics a section of DNA consisting of very short nucleotide sequences repeated many times, the number of repeats varying between members of the species: used as a marker in determining genetic diversity, identifying important genetic traits, and in forensics, population studies, and paternity studies
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It will be the first NanoRacks microsatellite deployed from the space station and the first propulsion-capable satellite deployed from the NanoRacks-MicroSat-Deployer known as Kaber.
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The aims of the present study were to evaluate the extent of the genetic diversity of KNC breeds, and to establish the relationships between the four Korean native and exotic cattle breeds using 30 microsatellite markers.
The objective of this work was to develop homologous microsatellite markers, or simple sequence repeats (SSRs), for studies in conservation genetics of this species.
Microsatellite DNA, also known as simple sequence repeats (SSRs), is a technique that has been widely used in many areas of research (Carleton et al.
PCR detection of instability at informative microsatellite markers (MSI-PCR) is the chief DNA-based method in current clinical use (6).
If >1 microsatellite allele was detected in any given sample, the peak height ratio was used to determine the majority allele for that locus.
50) Microsatellite instability is rarely found in sporadic adenomas, so a positive finding in an adenoma is very suggestive of LS.
In our previous work we studied the Stock Identification and Genetic variation at Microsatellite Loci of Caspian Sea Salmon (Salmo trutta caspius) to clarify the status of genetic structure of one of the mast valuable fish of Caspian sea, which by Gazazestan scientist it is denoted as endanger fish.
The multidisciplinary team, which includes researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has created a design for a new DNA microarray that allows them to measure the two million microsatellites (short, repetitive DNA sequences) found within the human genome using 300,000 probes.
Thus, based on the interest to reproduce specimens in captivity, besides the possibility of specimens relocation among different institutions, along with the probability that specimens kept in captivity are descendants from populations early geographically isolated, the goals of the present study were to analyze the chromosome group of Speothos venaticus, in order to obtain cytogenetic data that could be supplemented to the available in literature; to evaluate the transferability of microsatellite markers from the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) to the bush dog (Speothos venaticus); and to verify, based on the obtained results, the polymorphism degree of the selected loci, the genetic variability and the possibility of a pedigree analysis in these animals.