microsatellite deoxyribonucleic acid
microsatellite deoxyribonucleic acid[‚mī·krō¦sad·əl‚īt dē‚äk·sē‚rī·bō·nü‚klē·ik ′as·əd]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any of a series of repeated motifs of a two to six base-pair sequence that are scattered throughout the nuclear genome and used as landmarks during physical mapping. Abbreviated msDNA.
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