Microsatellites are repetitive sequence elements - usually a dinucleotide such as (CA)n. There are tens of thousands of microsatellites in the human genome. Any one microsatellite locus will have a number of different alleles, each with a different number of repeat units.
We have earned a strong reputation in microsatellite typing. Our present operations evolved from the highly regarded 'HGMP Linkage Hotel', and we now offer high throughput contract research as well as data analysis.
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Microsatellite typing has been used in thousands of linkage analyses of mendelian traits to detect co-segregation of a distinct phenotype with a particular microsatellite allele in a family. It has also been used to identify genes in complex diseases.
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