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