Table 5

Statistical significance of the obtained AI values. A paired students t-test was performed for the constrained data set to test whether the observed differences between the average identity of pair wise comparisons of Mesostigma expressed genes with the indicated organismal data set are significant. Differences are considered significant when p is < 0.0071 (0.05/8 Bonferroni adjustment [22]).

Variable1

No. of genes shared2

mean3

standard deviation4

t-value

Degrees of freedom

ρ


1

Mesostigma/Chlamydomonas G Mesostigma/Chlamydomonas E

244

0.652992 0.652992

0.149868 0.151255

-0,03107

243

0.975239

2

Mesostigma/Chlamydomonas G Mesostigma/Physcomitrella E

301

0.649934 0.674618

0.149292 0.153641

-3.24578

300

0.001304

3

Mesostigma/Chlamydomonas G Mesostigma/Arabidopsis G

314

0.648057 0.677994

0.148512 0.140940

-4.44025

313

0.000012

4

Mesostigma/Chlamydomonas G Mesostigma./Oryza G

314

0.648057 0.670382

0.148512 0.148384

-3.15371

313

0.001768

5

Mesostigma/Physcomitrella E Mesostigma/Arabidopsis G

302

0.675364 0.681159

0.153933 0.140567

-135783

301

0.175535

6

Mesostigma/Physcomitrella E Mesostigma./Oryza G

302

0.675364 0.673311

0.153933 0.147624

0,43158

301

0.666355

7

Mesostigma/Arabidopsis G Mesostigma./Oryza G

314

0.678730 0.671175

0.141321 0.148813

2.480053

313

0.013660


1 Compared data sets E = ESTs, G = Genome. 2 No. of genes shared between the compared data sets. 3 AI recalculated on the basis of the genes shared between the compared datasets. 4 Standard deviation of 3.

Simon et al. BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-6-2

Open Data