Microsatellites: simple sequences with complex evolution


Few genetic markers, if any, have found such widespread use as microsatellites, or simple/short tandem repeats. Features such as hypervariability and ubiquitous occurrence explain their usefulness, but these features also pose several questions. For example, why are microsatellites so abundant, why are they so polymorphic and by what mechanism do they… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrg1348


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