This page contains the current definition, format and controlled vocabularly for satellite qualifier.
The page has been created on Ocober 9, 2013.
Definition : identifier for a satellite DNA marker, compose of many tandem repeats (identical or related)
of a short basic repeated unit;
Value format: "<satellite_type>[:<class>][ <identifier>]"
where satellite_type is one of the following:
"satellite", "microsatellite", "minisatellite"
/satellite="satellite: gamma III"
Comment: many satellites have base composition or other properties that differ from those of the rest of
the genome that allows them to be identified.