Low frequency of microsatellites in the avian genome.

  title={Low frequency of microsatellites in the avian genome.},
  author={Craig Robert Primmer and T Raudsepp and Bhanu P. Chowdhary and Anders Pape M\oller and Hans Ellegren},
  journal={Genome research},
  volume={7 5},
A better insight into the occurrence of microsatellites in a range of taxa may help to understand the evolution of simple repeats. Previous studies have found the relative abundance of several repeat motifs to differ among mammals, invertebrates, and plants. Absolute numbers of microsatellites also tend to correlate positively with genome size. We analyzed the occurrence, frequency, and distribution of microsatellites in birds, a taxon with one of the smallest known genome sizes among… CONTINUE READING


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