, Volume 109, Issue 6, pp 365–371

Evolutionary dynamics of microsatellite DNA

  • Christian Schlötterer
Chromosoma Focus

DOI: 10.1007/s004120000089

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Schlötterer, C. Chromosoma (2000) 109: 365. doi:10.1007/s004120000089


Within the past decade microsatellites have developed into one of the most popular genetic markers. Despite the widespread use of microsatellite analysis, an integral picture of the mutational dynamics of microsatellite DNA is just beginning to emerge. Here, I review both generally agreed and controversial results about the mutational dynamics of microsatellite DNA.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Schlötterer
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  1. 1.Institut für Tierzucht und Genetik, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, 1210 Vienna, Austria

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