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Expressed sequence tags

Synonym(s)

  • ESTs

Definition(s)

Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) are essentially Sequence Tagged Sites (STS) that are represented in mRNA. They are derived as 300-500 bp single-pass mRNA sequence reads from many of the genes expressed in a given tissue and/or at a given developmental stage. They represent a snapshot of gene expression in a given place or time.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014