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Table 1 Characteristics cDNA libraries constructed using salivary glands (SG) dissected from three feeding female Ixodid ticks: Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Rs), Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Rm) a nd Amblyomma cajennense (Ac).

From: The expression of genes coding for distinct types of glycine-rich proteins varies according to the biology of three metastriate ticks, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Amblyomma cajennense

Library ESTs Contigs ESTs/Transcripts ESTs encoding GRPs Contigs of GRPs Average n° GRP ESTs/Contig of GRP
SGFRm 1,152 533 2.16 57 (4.94)a 33 (6.19)a 1.72
SGFRs 874 455 1.92 47 (5.37)a 16 (3.51)a 2.93
SGFAc 929 418 2.22 23 (2.90)a 11 (3.82)a 2.09
  1. a Percent of total