Repeat-number variation among microsatellite
The microsatellite motif CA is repeated between 3
& 7 times in the alleles shown. A microsatellite locus
often comprises several hundred motif repeats, such that
dozens of alleles are possible.
Figure © 2012 TA Brown, Introduction
to Genetics (1st ed.); additional
text © 2013 by Steven M. Carr