Table 1 

Estimates and exhaustive calculations of the human genome coverage of nmer Space 

nmer 
Mean Coverage from Stochastic Sampling^{1} 
95% Confidence Interval 
Coverage from Exhaustive search 



12 
99.726% 
99.718% 
99.733% 
99.730% 
13 
96.416% 
96.319% 
96.514% 
96.458% 
14 
84.470% 
84.308% 
84.633% 
84.444% 
15 
62.041% 
61.865% 
62.217% 
62.124% 
16 
37.065% 
36.934% 
37.197% 
NA^{2} 
17 
16.156% 
16.058% 
16.254% 
NA 
18 
5.332% 
5.278% 
5.386% 
NA 
19 
1.529% 
1.508% 
1.551% 
NA 
20 
0.382% 
0.369% 
0.396% 
NA 


^{1}100,000 nmers were used to estimate coverage of the genome, repeated 5 times to estimate the 95% confidence interval. ^{2}The set of all possible nmers greater than 15 bp is too large to be exhaustively searched given our current computational resources. 

Liu et al. BMC Genomics 2008 9:509 doi:10.1186/147121649509 