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Table 1 Statistics describing the distributions of different properties of contig sequences (a) obtained by the first run of assembly, (b) second run of assembly and (c) final set after filtering for minimum sequence length and average quality

From: Surviving in a toxic world: transcriptomics and gene expression profiling in response to environmental pollution in the critically endangered European eel

640,040 reads   Min 1st Q Median Mean 3rd Q Max
(a) 61,838 contigs Length 40 301 413 460.4 551 2590
  Number of reads 1 2 4 10.4 10 2611
  Average coverage 1 1.9 3.1 5.3 5.7 945.4
  Average quality 14.8 34.9 39.4 45.1 55.2 88.7
  GC content 16.1 37.1 41.9 42.4 47.3 73.9
(b) 52,125 contigs Length 40 299 413 466.5 564 2590
  Average quality 14.8 35 39.8 46.1 56.7 90
  GC content 16.1 37.1 41.8 42.3 47.2 73.9
(c) 44,896 contigs Length 200 348 441 511 606 2590
after filtering Average quality 30 36 41.6 47.9 58.6 90
  GC content 22 37.3 41.9 42.4 47.1 68.9