Table 3

Length of mRNA and LINEs in mice and rats

LINE

mRNA


n

Mean ± SD (kb)

n

Mean ± SD(kb)

Pa


Rats

64

1.98 ± 1.52

16,241

2.32 ± 1.73

0.01

Mice

79

1.88 ± 1.37

16,241

3.15 ± 2.35

6 × 10-12


Length of LINEs in mice and rats were obtained from Repbase [78]. aMann-Whitney U test was used to calculate the values of P. kb: kilobase; LINE: long interspersed elements; SD: standard deviation.

Zhu and Niu BMC Biology 2013 11:23   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-23

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