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Table 2 Characteristics of the sets of sequences from different taxa and groups of organisms

From: A method for identifying alternative or cryptic donor splice sites within gene and mRNA sequences. Comparisons among sequences from vertebrates, echinoderms and other groups

Sequence Set1 # Sequences # Positive Sites # Negative Sites Avg. # exons per gene Avg. length (kb)
Vertebrate 570 2079 149207 3.65 5.0
Purpuratus Model 292 2845 1142532 9.74 105.0
Vertebrate 2759 8599 1539898 3.12 10.3
Purpuratus 159 1714 684015 10.78 122.8
Protostome 1866 3303 361368 1.77 3.7
Experimentally      
Validated Echinoderm sequences 55 62 6228 1.13 2.2
  1. 1See Additional file 2, 3, and 4 for accession numbers of the sequences