Table 1

The number of microsatellite loci with regular and irregular allele structure

Regular

Irregular


Number of loci

390

237


One STR region

302

186


Di

25

5

Tri

94

39

Tetra

183

142


Two separate STR regions

76

46


Di

8

2

Tri

10

5

Tetra

58

39


Three separate STR regions

12

5


Di

3

0

Tri

1

1

Tetra

8

4


Pemberton et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10:612   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-612

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