microsatellite

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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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Genetic relationships between native sheep breeds in Nigeria based on microsatellite DNA polymorphisms.
Isolation of microsatellite DNA and analysis on genetic diversity of Pinctada martensii Dunker.
Assessment of genetic diversity in Balochi and Rakhshani sheep breeds of Balochistan using microsatellite DNA markers.
Genetic diversity of wild quail in China ascertained with microsatellite DNA markers.
Microsatellite DNA variation in wild populations and farmed strains of turbot from Ireland and Norway: a preliminary study.
We investigated the paternity of 39 Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) hatched at the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium between 1995 and 2005 breeding seasons using microsatellite DNA markers.
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.
Tumors are generally examined for instability with a panel of 5 or more microsatellite DNA markers that compare microsatellite length in tumor cells versus normal cells.
Ahrenholz (1981) suggested that 99% of the catch comprised Gulf Menhaden, but this finding can be re-assessed with sampling of diagnostic microsatellite DNA loci.
Baranski M, Rourke M, Loughnan S, Austin C, Robinson N (2006) Isolation and characterization of 125 microsatellite DNA markers in the blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra.
As mentioned before, the present study aimed at investigating levels of genetic variation of the fingerlings of the current wild stocks of Salmo trutta Caspius using microsatellite DNA markers.