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Minisatellite Repeats MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


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Minisatellite Repeats
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.570.080.708.800.550
G05.360.080.708.800.550
G05.360.340.024.850.550
Unique ID
D018598
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018598
Scope Note
Tandem arrays of moderately repetitive, short (10-60 bases) DNA sequences which are found dispersed throughout the GENOME, at the ends of chromosomes (TELOMERES), and clustered near telomeres. Their degree of repetition is two to several hundred at each locus. Loci number in the thousands but each locus shows a distinctive repeat unit.
Entry Term(s)
Minisatellite
Minisatellite Repeat
Minisatellites
VNTR Loci
VNTR Region
VNTR Sequence
VNTR Sequences
Variable Number Of Tandem Repeat
Variable Number Tandem Repeat
Variable Number Tandem Repeats
Variable Number of Tandem Repeats
Variable Tandem Repeat
Variable Tandem Repeats
Previous Indexing
Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid (1985-1994)
See Also
DNA Fingerprinting
Public MeSH Note
1997; see VARIABLE NUMBER OF TANDEM REPEATS 1995-1996
History Note
1997(1995)
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/06/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Minisatellite Repeats Preferred
Variable Number of Tandem Repeats Narrower
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