Table 2

Gene families with highest abundance in the newt heart EST library.

Number of ESTs

Number of contigs

Identity

Abundance (%) total

Contig identity


2019

4

Globin family

21,60%

beta-globin, minor adult alpha-globin, Hemoglobin beta-2 subunit, major adult alpha-globin chain


755

6

Mitochondrial coded

7,80%

Paramesotriton hongkongensis mitochondrion, Notophthalmus viridescens voucher UTA 56597 cytochrome b (cytb) gene, partial cds; mitochondrial, Notophthalmus viridescens NADH dehydrogenase subunit I (ND1) gene, partial cds; tRNA-Ile, tRNA-Gln, and tRNA-Met genes, complete sequence; NADH dehydrogenase subunit II (ND2) gene, complete cds; tRNA-Trp tRNA-Ala, tRNA-Asn, tRNA-Cys, and tRNA-Tyr genes, complete sequence; and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene, partial cds; mitochondrial genes for mitochondrial products


271

7

Actin-Myosin Cytoskeleton

2,80%

X. laevis mRNA for myosin light chain, Cynops ensicauda b-actin mRNA for beta actin, Ambystoma mexicanum tropomyosin mRNA, Sus scrofa MyHC-slow mRNA for myosin heavy chain slow isoform, Xenopus laevis myosin light chain 1av (MLC1av) mRNA, HSTNCS Human mRNA for slow skeletal troponin C (TnC), Bufo marinus cardiac troponin I (Tnni3) mRNA


132

6

Ribosomal proteins

1,30%

Xenopus laevis similar to ribosomal protein S20, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:52591 IMAGE:5542932), complete cds; Ribosomal protein L23 [Mus musculus] gb|AAH10114.1; Ictalurus punctatus ribosomal protein L36 mRNA, complete cds; Xenopus tropicalis 40S ribosomal protein S6, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:76307 IMAGE:5379757), complete cds;Latimeria chalumnae ribosomal protein L7 mRNA, partial cds; Xenopus tropicalis 60S ribosomal protein L35, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:89716 IMAGE:7026875), complete cds


The four most abundant gene families of globins, mitochondrial encoded proteins, proteins associated to the actin-myosin cytoskeleton, and ribosomal proteins comprised 33.5% of all ESTs represented by 23 contigs.

Borchardt et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-4

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