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Expressed-sequence Tag (EST)

  1. Paul H Dear

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005357

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How to Cite

Dear, P. H. 2005. Expressed-sequence Tag (EST). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

Abstract

An expressed-sequence tag is a short segment of known deoxyribonucleic acid sequence (typically 50–500 bp long), derived from a gene sequence.

Keywords:

  • sequence-tagged site;
  • marker;
  • PCR;
  • genome map;
  • expression profiling