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Microsatellite Repeats

"Microsatellite Repeats" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A variety of simple repeat sequences that are distributed throughout the GENOME. They are characterized by a short repeat unit of 2-8 basepairs that is repeated up to 100 times. They are also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Microsatellite Repeats" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Microsatellite Repeats" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 539 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 48 publications in 2001
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