Polymorphism revealed by simple sequence repeats

W. Powell, Gordon C. Machray, Jim Provan

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Abstract

Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) are a group of repetitive DNA sequences that represent a significant portion of higher eukaryote genomes. They can serve as highly informative genetic markers, and in conjunction with the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology enable the detection of length variation. This novel means of detecting polymorphism targets highly variable regions of the genome, and has revolutionized human and mammalian research. It is now poised to have a significant impact in plant science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Volume1
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996

Keywords

  • POLYMERASE CHAIN-REACTION
  • EUKARYOTIC GENOMES
  • DNA POLYMORPHISMS
  • MICROSATELLITES
  • ABUNDANCE
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • ENRICHMENT
  • SITES
  • RICE

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