hypervariable minisatellite

hypervariable minisatellite

[‚hī·pər′ver·ē·ə·bəl ¦min·ē′sad·əl‚īt]
(genetics)
One of a number of tandem repetitive regions of deoxyribonucleic acid dispersed throughout the human and other genomes that display polymorphism associated with the allelic variation in the number of repetitive copies of each minisatellite.
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Jeffreys and his colleagues Victoria Wilson and Swee Lay Thein have described a class of short segments that they call hypervariable minisatellite regions.
A sequence in M13 phage detects hypervariable minisatellites in human and animal DNA.