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Microsatellite repeats

microsatellite repeats

A variety of simple di- (dinucleotide repeats), tri- (trinucleotide repeats), tetra-, and pentanucleotide tandem repeats that are dispersed in the euchromatic arms of most chromosomes. The dinucleotide repeat of guanine and thymine, (gt)n, is the most common of these dispersed repeats.


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