Table 2

Proportions of pseudogenes that have GC contents higher relative to their flanking regions in different categories of VEGA annotated human pseudogenes.

Pseudogene category

Transcribed and conserved (monkey) pseudogenes

Non-transcribed pseudogenes

P-value for statistical difference*


Processed

165/188 (87.77%)

2473/3274 (75.53%)

< 10-04


Nonprocessed

9/14 (64.29%)

577/910 (63.40%)

0.7807


Unclassified

153/189 (80.95%)

2239/2970 (75.39%)

0.0961


Total

327/391 (83.63%)

5289/7154 (73.93%)

< 0.0001


* χ2 test with d.f. = 1.

Khachane and Harrison BMC Genomics 2009 10:435   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-435

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