Table 3

Cross-species EST alignments in Medicago

Species

EST/cDNA

Mapped to Mt BACs

Genes

Genes without Mt EST

AS Genes

Novel AS*

Predicted introns

Consistent introns^


Lotus

150,855

15,542 (10.3%)

2,955

367 (12.4%)

12 (3.3%)

8

5,606

4,256

Soybean

359,834

42,665 (11.9%)

5,810

925 (15.9%)

242 (4.2%)

201

16,758

11,420

Other legumes

127,684

26,547 (20.8%)

5,335

700 (13.1%)

69 (1.3%)

50

13,052

9,926


Total

638,373

84,754 (13.3%)

7,896

1,475 (18.7%)

307 (3.9%)

248

23,179

15,506


* Novel AS gene indicates genes not identified as alternative splicing by Mt EST.

^ Consistent introns indicate number of introns predicted from cross-species ESTs which are also supported by Mt EST.

Wang et al. BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-8-17

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