This is a term from genetics, which describes a pattern that helps determine an individual's inherited traits.
in which the sequence ATTCG is repeated three times.
DNA is examined from microsatellite within the chromosomal DNA. Minisatellite is another way of saying special regions of the loci. Polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) is performed on the minisatellite areas. The PCR must be performed on each organism being tested. The amplified material is then run through electrophoresis. By checking the percentage of bands that match, parentage is determined.
- Examples :
- VNTRs - info and animated example
- Databases :
- Search tools :
- Tandem+Repeat at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)