Table 2

Statistics of microsatellite loci derived from the EST library

Perfect repeats

Imperfect repeats a


Repeat size

No.

Average length (bp)

GC content

No./Mbb

No.

Average length (bp)

GC content

No./Mbb


2

76

18.7 ± 5.07

0.43

6.49

88

21.9 ± 7.74

0.43

7.51

3

324

24.0 ± 10.31

0.39

27.66

816

22.1 ± 10.48

0.40

69.66

4

14

32.1 ± 11.51

0.20

1.20

169

20.2 ± 9.51

0.17

14.43

5

3

32.0 ± 2.83

0.06

0.26

242

17.7 ± 4.01

0.32

20.66

6

6

57.2 ± 23.07

0.37

0.51

136

30.4 ± 21.62

0.48

11.61


a. The conservative degree of mismatch of repeats was set as ≤ 2 bp.

b. No./Mb represents the average number of microsatellites per 1 Mb of EST sequence the library.

Zhang et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:303   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-303

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