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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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Isolation of microsatellite DNA markers from a passerine bird, Dendroica petechia (the Yellow Warbler), and their use in population studies.
Genetic structure of Octopus vulgaris around the Iberian Peninsula and Canary Islands as indicated by microsatellite DNA variation.
On the other hand, microsatellite DNA markers of the nuclear genome give genetic lineages among individuals and show population diversity (Li et al.
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.
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.
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.
1999, "Abundance and variation of microsatellite DNA sequences in beans (Phaseolus and Vigna)," Genome, 42, pp.
The DNA of Injaz's cells and that of the original ovarian cells have been tested using microsatellite DNA analysis at the Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory in Dubai.
Genetic analyses of the mitochondrial ND4 gene and five microsatellite DNA markers indicate the population may be relatively homogeneous throughout its range.
Moreover, although TMAC has been shown to increase the yield of PCR products and eliminate nonspecific amplification (27, 28), it has not been used by default for amplification of microsatellite DNA.
However, studies using multilocus fragment typing of mini- and microsatellite DNA markers have shown that C.