Additional file 10.

MITEs are rich sources for generating miRNAs. Relative abundance of different classes of TEs in the genome is compared to the proportion of miRNAs that were derived from different classes of TEs. MITEs are apparently enriched in TEs from which miRNAs were derived.

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Barrera-Figueroa et al. BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:132   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-132