The use of microsatellite analysis in population biology: background, methods and potential applications.

@article{Ashley1994TheUO,
  title={The use of microsatellite analysis in population biology: background, methods and potential applications.},
  author={Mary V. Ashley and Beverly D. Dow},
  journal={EXS},
  year={1994},
  volume={69},
  pages={
          185-201
        }
}
A promising technique currently emerging for population studies is the analysis of microsatellite DNAs. Microsatellite alleles offer several advantages over other types of molecular markers. They are abundant, highly variable, and can be assayed from minute quantities of DNA using PCR. Their major disadvantage is that it is usually necessary to screen genomic libraries to identify and characterize microsatellite loci for each species under investigation. The first goal of this chapter is to… 
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