Schema for Microsatellite - Microsatellites - Di-nucleotide and Tri-nucleotide Repeats
  Database: hg38    Primary Table: microsat    Row Count: 42,543   Data last updated: 2015-05-22
Format description: Browser extensible data
fieldexampleSQL type info description
bin 585smallint(5) unsigned range Indexing field to speed chromosome range queries.
chrom chr1varchar(255) values Reference sequence chromosome or scaffold
chromStart 50481int(10) unsigned range Start position in chromosome
chromEnd 50513int(10) unsigned range End position in chromosome
name 16xGTvarchar(255) values Name of item

Sample Rows
 
binchromchromStartchromEndname
585chr1504815051316xGT
586chr114452714457624xTA
588chr139690139694120xGT
588chr141462941467523xAC
588chr150313850317217xTA
589chr162678162682120xGT
589chr165038365042320xAC
591chr189380189384019xAT
597chr11653825165386319xAC
598chr11773676177373027xTG

Note: all start coordinates in our database are 0-based, not 1-based. See explanation here.

Microsatellite (microsat) Track Description
 

Description

This track displays regions that are likely to be useful as microsatellite markers. These are sequences of at least 15 perfect di-nucleotide and tri-nucleotide repeats and tend to be highly polymorphic in the population.

Methods

The data shown in this track are a subset of the Simple Repeats track, selecting only those repeats of period 2 and 3, with 100% identity and no indels and with at least 15 copies of the repeat. The Simple Repeats track is created using the Tandem Repeats Finder. For more information about this program, see Benson (1999).

Credits

Tandem Repeats Finder was written by Gary Benson.

References

Benson G. Tandem repeats finder: a program to analyze DNA sequences. Nucleic Acids Res. 1999 Jan 15;27(2):573-80. PMID: 9862982; PMC: PMC148217