miniaturized satellite

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miniaturized satellite

A communications satellite that is considerably smaller and lighter than the geostationary satellites that weigh several tons. Smaller satellites are less costly to manufacture and deploy and can be piggybacked on rockets with the launch of larger satellites. Miniaturized satellites are designated by their maximum weight, as follows:
 Approximate             Maximum WeightType                    (pounds)

 minisatellite (minisat)   1,100

 microsatellite (microsat)   220

 nanosatellite (nanosat)      22

 picosatellite (picosat)       2.2
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Microsatellite polymorphism within samples was measured with the mean number of alleles, and observed ([H.
Rapid microsatellite identification from Illumina paired-end genomic sequencing in two birds and a snake.
2012) reported that 11 of the 15 microsatellite loci in Planococcus citri (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) significantly deviated from the HWE, probably due to data structuring, since individuals from 2 significantly distant geographic areas were used.
Amplifying microsatellite loci by PCR generates a distribution of alternate fragments (also referred to as "stutter" artifact) that results from slippage during PCR amplification (Fig.
Polymerase chain reaction-based testing for MSI relies on the detection of altered microsatellite repeat sizes in tumor versus healthy tissue from the same patient.
In the other hand, microsatellite revealed a high level of genetic variability in terms of the number of alleles and gene diversity.
The microsatellite locus polymorphism was analyzed in silver-stained denaturing polyacrylamide gel 6%.
However, observed heterozygosity and population differentiation cannot be detected directly with dominant makers (Zhivotovsky, 1999), which prompted a search for codominant microsatellite markers.
Both studies demonstrate that microsatellite markers and population assignment techniques are practical tools for determining the most likely origins of boll weevils reintroduced to eradication zones in the United States and Mexico," says Sappington.
The researchers hypothesized that expanded (normal, but unstable) microsatellite lengths associated with other triplet repeat diseases might be more common in infertile men, potentially putting at risk their children conceived through ICSI.