Numerous length polymorphisms at short tandem repeats in human cytomegalovirus.

  title={Numerous length polymorphisms at short tandem repeats in human cytomegalovirus.},
  author={Christin L Davis and Dawn Field and David Metzgar and Robert Saiz and Phillip A. Morin and Irene L Smith and Stephen A Spector and C. M. R. Wills},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  volume={73 8},
We show the presence of numerous short tandem repeats in the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) genome and assess their usefulness as molecular markers. The genome is shown to contain at least 24 microsatellite regions that exhibit length polymorphisms. Insertion-deletion polymorphisms at these short tandem repeats are common (80% of repeats examined are polymorphic among two laboratory strains and 10 clinical isolates). This is the first report of widespread microsatellite length polymorphism in a… CONTINUE READING