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    • #14223
      Zolt7
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      Hi!
      In literature I’ve read that SSRs (Simple Sequence Repeats) mean a repetition of 1-6 basepairs.
      For example: AGGAGGAGGAGGAGGAGGAGG

      But I have also read the same definition for the Short Tandem Repeats (STRs).

      Now I am wondering if there is any difference?

      And when do I call it a "microsatellite"? Is a SSR/STR only called "microsatellite" if it has
      reached a certain amount of these repetitions?

      I hope you can help me.

      best regards,
      Zolt7

    • #102595
      Kezzer
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      Simple sequence repeats, short tandem repeats and microsatellites are all the same thing the only difference is the name.

      They are all repetitive sequences of 1-6 base pairs.
      It is up to you what you call them but I prefer to use short tandem repeat.
      Hope this helps,
      K

    • #102597
      Zolt7
      Participant

      Ok that is what I’ve read but I was just wondering.

      Thanks.

    • #102608
      Kezzer
      Participant

      Yeh it is a little confusing that they have more than one name, I was the same when I did my undergraduate degree and came across it 🙂

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