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DNA markers

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1. Any unique sequence that can be used to identify a gene or chromosomal region including, among other things, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and short tandem repeats...

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ISSR

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Inter-simple sequence repeat, the region of the genome that lies between microsatellite loci.

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MSI

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1. Microsatellite instability (see satellite DNA).

2. Magnetic source imaging, the reconstruction of current sources in the heart or brain from the...

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saltatory conduction

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The means by which a nerve impulse is conducted rapidly through myelinated fibres. The wave of depolarization appears to leap from one node of Ranvier to the next.

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satellite

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A distal chromosomal segment separated from the rest of the chromosome by a thin chromatic filament or stalk called the secondary constriction.

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simple sequence length polymorphism

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(SSLP)

Tandem repeat sequences that show polymorphism in the number of repeats in different individuals. Since the flanking sequences are the same in all individuals, PCR primers...

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slipped strand mispairing

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Mispairing of complementary DNA strands that can occur during replication. If the slippage is forwards then there will be deletion of bases, if backwards then there will be insertion. The...

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