Table 1

Distribution of microRNA reads in developmental and tissue samples.

Development stages

Mature organs

Total


Nr reads (perfect match to the genome)

20514

26390

46904


Nr non-miRNA reads

2610

7305

9915


Nr miRNA reads

17904

19085

36989


Nr known miRNA reads

17682

18984

36666


Nr putative new miRNA reads

222

101

323


Approximately 90% of the pyrosequencing reads matching the ZF genome corresponded to mature miRNA reads, 2% were novel miRNAs. The distribution of pyrosequencing reads was similar in developmental (87%) and adult tissue (78%) samples.

Soares et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10:195   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-195

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