Is a repeat polymorphic?

Max V Myakishev max at
Mon Jun 9 15:20:21 EST 1997

I am looking for polymorphic markers in some region of a human genome.
I found many repeats (di- tri-, tetra- and penta-nucleotide repeats) in
the sequence. 

QUESTION: --> Is there any way to say looking at these repeat sequences
if some of them are better candidates then the others to be polimorphic

Is only a repeat length determining if repeat is polymorphic? 

Does the sequence of the repeat matter?

Thanks for help!

Max V Myakishev, Ph.D.
Email: max at

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