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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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Twenty eight microsatellite markers were selected from available literatures (Table 1) which were synthesized from MWG biotech, Germany.
The microsatellite was developed over three years at a cost of P800 million (Dh63 million).
The nanosatellite and microsatellite market size is estimated to grow from USD 889.
Lack of genetic structure among ecologically adapted populations of an Australian rainforest Drosophila species as indicated by microsatellite markers and mitochondrial DNA sequences.
The objective of this work was to develop homologous microsatellite markers, or simple sequence repeats (SSRs), for studies in conservation genetics of this species.
However it is suggested that in future this study should be conducted by testing more number of birds and for greater number of microsatellite markers.
PCR detection of instability at informative microsatellite markers (MSI-PCR) is the chief DNA-based method in current clinical use (6).
The space program has two components: the Development of the Philippines' Earth Observation Microsatellite (DIWATA), with a budget allocation of P800 million; and the Philippine Earth Data Resources and Observation Center (PEDRO), with a budget of P600 million, DOST Secretary Mario Montejo said.
2 (Promega, Madison, Wisconsin) kit, including 5 mononucleotide microsatellite markers (BAT25, BAT26, NR21, NR24, and MONO27), as well as 2 pentanucleotide repeat markers (Penta C and Penta D).
The Nano and Microsatellite market report constitutes of revenues from hardware, software and services required for the development and launch of such satellites.
The popularity and usefulness of microsatellite markers have ensured that countless numbers of these sequences have been isolated for numerous species.