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Table 4 Summary of plant ESTs with BLAST matches to retrotransposons.

From: Transcriptome sequencing in an ecologically important tree species: assembly, annotation, and marker discovery

Organism # of ESTs # of ESTs matching RTs % Total
Arabidopsis thaliana 1,527,298 920 0.0602
Triticum aestivum 1,066,854 1,123 0.1053
Vitis vinifera 353,941 217 0.0613
Populus nigra 51,361 84 0.1635
Populus tremula 37,313 15 0.0402
Populus trichocarpa 89,943 94 0.1045
Picea glauca 297,913 210 0.0705
Picea sitchensis 168,675 54 0.0320
Pinus pinaster 27,847 15 0.0539
Pinus taeda 328,628 217 0.0660
Pinus contorta 586,372 22,862 3.8989
  1. Number of ESTs matching to 17 well-characterized plant retrotransposon sequences in BLASTn searches of large EST collections for 10 selected plant taxa and the entire set of P. contorta 454 reads.