Table 1

Basic characteristics of the five cDNA libraries used in this study.

Worker

Alate

Soldier

Early Larval

Late Larval


No. clones sequenced

4031

3836

3548

2111

1733


Total <150 bp (discarded)

1069

330

705

99

113


Min. mean insert size (bp)1

570

1086

638

681

416


Gene discovery rate2

60%

47%

58%

56%

51%


Unigenes

1787

1639

1637

1136

792


1 Minimum mean insert size was calculated as the total number of basepairs (after sequence trimming, vector removal, and discarding of sequences less than 150 bp) divided by the number of clones sequenced.

2 Gene discovery rate was calculated as the number of contigs divided by total number of clones sequenced.

Steller et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:463   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-463

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