* A minimum of 6 repeat units (r.u.) for dinucleotides, 4 r.u. for trinucleotides, and 3 r.u. for tetra-, penta-, hexa- hepta- and octanucleotides were used as parameters for searching microsatellites in genomic and EST sequence of carrot. ǂ Only density values for SSRs from BAC end sequences (BSSRs) and from ESTs (ESSRs) are presented (because GSSRs derive from an SSR-enriched library, analyses of this dataset would result in an overestimation of the SSR density in genomic DNA). ‡ SSR motif considering complementary (e.g., "AAG" includes AAG + CTT motifs); SSR motifs occurring at a rate of at least 5% of the total are listed with occurrence as percentage within each SSR type class in parentheses; SSR classes without predominance of a particular motif are denoted as "-". ζ Total length of sequences analyzed. γ Includes both GSSRs and BSSRs.