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microsatellite repeats

A variety of simple repeat sequences that are distributed throughout the genome. They are characterized by a short repeat unit of 2-8 basepairs that is repeated up to 100 times. They are also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).
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  • SSRs (simple sequence repeats)
  • trinucleotide repeats
  • dinucleotide repeats
  • single sequence repeats
  • ISSRs (inter-simple sequence repeats)
  • simple sequence repeats
  • simple repetitive sequence
  • inter-simple sequence repeats
  • pentanucleotide repeats
  • tetranucleotide repeats
  • short tandem repeats
  • STRs (short tandem repeats)
  • microsatellites
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