Microsatellites are the most popular source of molecular markers for studying population genetic variation in eukaryotes. However, few data are currently available about their genomic distribution and abundance across the phylum Nematoda. The recent completion of the genomes of several nematode species, including Meloidogyne incognita, a major agricultural pest worldwide, now opens the way for a comparative survey and analysis of microsatellites in these organisms.
Castagnone-Sereno, P., Danchin, E. G. J., Deleury, E., Guillemaud, T., Malausa, T., & Abad, P. (2010). Genome-wide survey and analysis of microsatellites in nematodes, with a focus on the plant-parasitic species Meloidogyne incognita. BMC Genomics, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-11-598