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Why so many unknown genes? Partitioning orphans from a representative transcriptome of the lone star tick Amblyomma americanum

Amanda K Gibson1*, Zach Smith2, Clay Fuqua1, Keith Clay1 and John K Colbourne23

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1 Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA

2 The Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA

3 Current address: School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom

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BMC Genomics 2013, 14:135  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-135

Published: 27 February 2013

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Supplemental Text. Includes discussions of the A. americanum EST dataset deconstructed according to life stage, as well as additional annotation results.

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