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Table 9 Comparison of EST sequencing statistics for Sanger sequencing

From: Bioinformatic analysis of ESTs collected by Sanger and pyrosequencing methods for a keystone forest tree species: oak

Organisms Number of ESTs (a) Contigs (b) Singletons (c) Number of Unigenes (b + c) % of contig (b/(b + c)) Redundancy ((b + c)/a) References
Oak 134500 17499 23445 40944 42.7% 30.4% This study
Cotton 153969 22030 29077 51107 43.1% 33.2% Udall et al. [66]
Cocoa 149650 12692 35902 48594 26.1% 32.5% Argout et al. [67]
Spruce 147146 19941 26804 46745 42.7% 31.8% Ralph et al. [68]
Actinidia 132577 18070 23788 41858 43.2% 31.6% Crowhurst et al. [69]
Poplar 102019 15574 19563 35137 44.3% 34.4% Sterky et al. [70]
Lotus 74472 8503 11954 20457 41.6% 27.5% Asamizu et al. [71]
Citrus 52626 7120 8544 15664 45.5% 29.8% Terol et al. [72]