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Microsatellites and their genomic distribution, evolution, function and applications: A review with special reference to fish genetics
Chistiakov, D.A.; Hellemans, B.; Volckaert, F.A.M. (2006). Microsatellites and their genomic distribution, evolution, function and applications: A review with special reference to fish genetics. Aquaculture 255(1-4): 1-29. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2005.11.031
In: Aquaculture. Elsevier: Amsterdam; London; New York; Oxford; Tokyo. ISSN 0044-8486, more
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Document type: Review

Author keywords
    evolution; functional relevance; genomic distribution; microsatellite;

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  • Chistiakov, D.A.
  • Hellemans, B., more
  • Volckaert, F.A.M., more

Abstract
    Microsatellites represent codominant molecular genetic markers, which are ubiquitously distributed within genomes. Due to their high level of polymorphism, relatively small size and rapid detection protocols, these markers are widely used in a variety of fundamental and applied fields of life and medical sciences. In the field of aquaculture, microsatellites represent workhorse markers, which are useful for the characterization of genetic stocks, broodstock selection, constructing dense linkage maps, mapping economically important quantitative traits, identifying genes responsible for these traits and application to marker-assisted breeding programmes. In this review, genomic distribution, function, evolution and practical applications of microsatellites are considered, with special emphasis on fish genetics and aquaculture.

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