Rapid, localized amplification of a unique satellite DNA family in the rodent Microtus chrotorrhinus

@article{Modi1993RapidLA,
  title={Rapid, localized amplification of a unique satellite DNA family in the rodent Microtus chrotorrhinus},
  author={William S. Modi},
  journal={Chromosoma},
  year={1993},
  volume={102},
  pages={484-490}
}
A novel satellite DNA family (called MSAT-2570) was isolated and characterized from the rodent Microtus chrotorrhinus. With a length of 2,570 bp the repeat unit is among the largest yet reported in mammals and comprises a series of short direct and inverted repeats. These repeat motifs may prevent nucleosome formation or represent an endless source of genetic variation. Restriction enzyme digestion using the two pairs of isoschizomers HpaII/MspI and MboI/Sau3AI demonstrated tissue specific… CONTINUE READING