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The Caenorhabditis elegans genome contains monomorphic minisatellites and simple sequences.

Uitterlinden AG;Slagboom PE;Johnson TE;Vijg J

Citation: Nucleic Acids Research 17: 9527-9530 1989



Abstract: Many species have been shown to contain tandemly repeated short sequence DNA known as minisatellites and simple sequence motifs. Due to allelic variation in the copy number of the repeat unit these loci are usually highly polymorphic. Here we demonstrate the presence of sequences in the genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans which are homologous to two sets of short sequence DNA. However, when two independent strains were compared no polymorphism for these sequences could be detected.