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DNA markers & Quantitative Variation

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Unformatted text preview: e, alu insert found in alu about 1/3 of Jewish men. men. Tandem Repeats Tandem • Tandem repeats are “repetitive sequences [of Tandem nucleotides] that occur at specific locations in the genome”. genome”. • Size is between 100k to 1 million base pairs. • Also called “satellites”. Also • Micro- (1-7 bases) and mini-(8-100 bases) satellites are Microsmaller satellites. smaller • Individuals can be distinguished from each other by the number of tandem repeats in a VNTR or STR. – VNTRs (variable number tandem repeats) – STRs (short tandem repeats). – The greater the difference in number, the less they are presumed to be closely...
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