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Microsatellite Repeats MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


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Microsatellite Repeats
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.570.080.708.800.500
G05.360.080.708.800.500
G05.360.340.024.850.500
Unique ID
D018895
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018895
Scope Note
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).
Entry Term(s)
Microsatellite Markers
Microsatellites
Pentanucleotide Repeats
Short Tandem Repeats
Simple Repetitive Sequence
Simple Sequence Repeats
Tetranucleotide Repeats
Previous Indexing
DNA, Satellite (1989-1995)
Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid (1991-1995)
See Also
Microsatellite Instability
Public MeSH Note
1996; for SIMPLE REPETITIVE SEQUENCE see MINISATELLITE REPEATS 1999-2011, see REPETITIVE SEQUENCE, NUCLEIC ACID 1990-1998
History Note
1996; for SIMPLE REPETITIVE SEQUENCE use MINISATELLITE REPEATS 1999-2011, use REPETITIVE SEQUENCE, NUCLEIC ACID 1990-1998
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/12/27
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Microsatellite Repeats Preferred
Pentanucleotide Repeats Narrower
Tetranucleotide Repeats Narrower
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