Table 1

Estimation of gene copy number of the Sinbad LTR retrotransposon in the genome of Schistosoma mansoni.

Gene

GenBank Accession

Length (bp)

Number of hits (Expect 0.000001)

Reported copy number

Key references


Cathepsin D, Intron 4

AY309267 (nt 3213–4849)

3926

0

1

66

Sinbad

AY506538

6288

38

~50

This study

28S rRNA

Z46503

1694

157

100

67

Boudicca

AY662653

5858

100

1,000–10,000

20

SR2

AF025672

3913

102

1,000–10,000

62

SR1

U66331

2337

104

200–2,000

61

Saci-2

BK004069

4946

107

85–850*

37

Saci-1

BK004068

5980

133

70–700*

37


*estimated solely by the gene index bioinformatics approach of DeMarco et al. [37], whereas the other copy numbers listed here were determined by hybridization and/or other analyses.

Copeland et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2005 5:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-5-20

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