Microsatellite evolution in vertebrates: inference from AC dinucleotide repeats.

@article{Neff2001MicrosatelliteEI,
  title={Microsatellite evolution in vertebrates: inference from AC dinucleotide repeats.},
  author={Bryan D. NeffB.D. Neff and Michael R. Gross},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 9},
  pages={
          1717-33
        }
}
We analyze published data from 592 AC microsatellite loci from 98 species in five vertebrate classes including fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. We use these data to address nine major questions about microsatellite evolution. First, we find that larger genomes do not have more microsatellite loci and therefore reject the hypothesis that microsatellites function primarily to package DNA into chromosomes. Second, we confirm that microsatellite loci are relatively rare in avian… CONTINUE READING
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