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Table 3 Functional classification of housekeeping transcripts originating from the salivary glands of Simulium guianense

From: An insight into the sialome of Simulium guianense (DIPTERA:SIMulIIDAE), the main vector of River Blindness Disease in Brazil

Function Number of ESTs Contig ESTs/Cluster
   Protein synthesis 113 71 1.6
   Energy metabolism 33 28 1.2
   Signal transduction 18 14 1.3
   Transporters and storage 5 5 1.0
   Proteasome machinery 1 1 1.0
   Protein modification machinery 6 6 1.0
   Protein export machinery 4 4 1.0
   Nuclear regulation 2 2 1.0
   Nucleotide metabolism 2 2 1.0
   Transcription machinery 2 2 1.0
   Carbohydrate metabolism 3 3 1.0
   Amino acid metabolism 1 1 1.0
   Detoxification metabolism 3 3 1.0
   Cytoskeletal 2 2 1.0
   Unknown conserved 93 28 3.3
Total 288 172