Table 1

RNA-Seq gene expression results for three stages of lactation

Category1

Day 15

Day 90

Day 250


Highly expressed genes (≥ 500 RPKM)

86

140

150

Medium expressed genes (≥ 10 RPKM to 500 RPKM)

2850

5379

5038

Lowly expressed genes (< 10 RPKM)

13956

13575

12882


RPKM values ≥ 0.2

12083

13350

12610

RPKM values ≤ 0.2 with more than 3 unique gene reads

4809

5744

5460


Total expressed genes

16892

19094

18070


Non expressed genes

10476

8274

9298


1Genes were annotated using Btau 4.0 with total number of 27,368 genes

Wickramasinghe et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:45   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-45

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