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Table 2 Classification of transcripts associated with housekeeping function.

From: An insight into the sialotranscriptome of the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Class ESTs % Clusters ESTs/Cluster
Protein synthesis machinery 533 46.84 94 5.67
Metabolism, energy 262 23.02 94 2.79
Unknown conserved 92 8.08 66 1.39
Protein modification machinery 64 5.62 52 1.23
Signal transduction 32 2.81 25 1.28
Protein export 28 2.46 24 1.17
Cytoskeletal 21 1.85 13 1.62
Transcription machinery 20 1.76 16 1.25
Nuclear regulation 18 1.58 15 1.20
Proteasome machinery 15 1.32 11 1.36
Metabolism, carbohydrate 12 1.05 10 1.20
Metabolism, amino acid 7 0.62 7 1.00
Transporters/Storage 7 0.62 4 1.75
Metabolism, lipid 6 0.53 6 1.00
Metabolism, free radicals 6 0.53 5 1.20
Metabolism, dexoxification 4 0.35 4 1.00
Metabolism, nucleotide 4 0.35 4 1.00
Metabolism, intermediate 3 0.26 3 1.00
Extracellular matrix, adhesion 2 0.18 2 1.00
Transcription factor 2 0.18 2 1.00
Total 1138 100 457