Table 2

Total number of miRNAs and miRNA genes identified in this study.

Number of known miRNAs detected

173


Number of new miRNAs identified in this study

25

Total number of miRNAs identified in this study

198

Number of known predicted miRNA genes detected

265

Number of novel genes identified in this study

55

Total of genes indentified in this study

320


DNA pyrosequencing identified 198 miRNAs. 173 were known from cloning and Sanger sequencing and 25 were novel miRNAs. These mature miRNAs are encoded by 320 ZF genes.

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

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