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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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Microsatellites are often used as an effective molecular marker in the study of genetic structure and diversity of animal and plant populations because of their co-dominant inheritance, high polymorphism, wide distribution in the genome and easy detection, etc.
Engineer Alvin Retamar, chief science research specialist at the DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute solutions and services engineering division, said the engineering programs have been developed as a result of the department's Philippine Microsatellite Program that launched Diwata 1 and 2 microsatellites into orbit in 2016 and 2017.
Optimization of heterologous microsatellites in piracanjuba.
Microsatellites are stretches of DNA where a 1-5 base pair sequence is repeated several times.
Microsatellites are almost ideal genetic markers because they are abundant, codominant, highly polymorphic, and spread out across the entire euchromatic part of the genome [4].
Sequence fragments were screened for microsatellites using the Gramene program markers database (Ware et al., 2002).
Microsatellites or simple repetitive sequences are widely distributed in the genomes of eukaryotes and prokaryotes and have a large distribution density (Tautz et al.
The use of microsatellites requires specific primers for each species, which are currently not available for B.
DOST Undersecretary Rowena Guevara emphasized that the launching of the microsatellites is not just for display.
Under the PHL-MICROSAT Program, the two microsatellites are initially designed to capture images of the Philippines for environmental monitoring, disaster response and management.