Evolutionary dynamics of microsatellite DNA


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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in revised form: 3 April 2000

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Schlötterer, C. Evolutionary dynamics of microsatellite DNA. Chromosoma 109, 365–371 (2000) doi:10.1007/s004120000089

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  • Genetic Marker
  • Evolutionary Dynamic
  • Controversial Result
  • Microsatellite Analysis
  • Mutational Dynamic