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Table 3 Differential Abundance of Transcripts and Diversity of Types of GRPs in Salivary Gland Libraries from females of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus SGFRm), Rhipicephalus sanguineus (SGFRs)and Amblyomma cajennense (SGFAc)

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

Representation of Transcripts Coding for GRPs
Library N° of ESTs Library N° of ESTs P value*
   Observed Expected   Observed Expected  
SGFRm 57 59.620 SGFRs 47 45.380 P = 0.821
SGFRm 57 45.333 SGFAc 23 35.667 P = 0.006
SGFRs 47 34.421 SGFAc 23 35.579 P = 0.003
Representation of Transcripts Coding for GRPs
Library N° clusters Library N° clusters P value*
   Observed Expected   Observed Expected  
SGFRm 33 27.312 SGFRs 16 22.688 P = 0.072
SGFRm 33 25.617 SGFAc 11 19.383 P = 0.015
SGFRs 16 14.130 SGFAc 11 12.870 P = 0.592
Representation of the Most Abundant Transcripts Coding for Specific Types of GRPs
Best match to NR protein database Library N° of ESTs Library N° of ESTs P value
   Observed Expected   Observed Expected  
gi|45479213|unknown Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides SGFRm 21 17.678 SGFRs 10 13.322 P = 0.372
  SGFRm 21 17.217 SGFAc 10 13.783 P = 0.232
Acanthoscurrin SGFRs 6 3,301 SGFAc 1 3,699 P = 0.424
64P SGFRs 13 9.432 SGFAc 1 4.568 P = 0.002
Silk-like proteins from true spiders SGFRm 23 22,749 SGFRs 17 17,251 P = 0.936
  SGFRm 23 17,247 SGFAc 8 13,753 P = 0.056
  SGFRs 17 12,185 SGFAc 8 12,815 P = 0.396
  1. *Chi-square test for representation of the glycine-rich proteins distributed in the three cDNA libraries.