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Table 2 Abundance of different repeat families in the fly genome by developmental stage (modENCODE dataset)

From: Distinct chromatin features characterize different classes of repeat sequences in Drosophila melanogaster

Developmental stage Repeat family % of total genome (median)
Embryo (12–14 hr) Low complexity 10.22
  Short repeats 7.75
  359 bp repeats 3.00
  Transposons 16.0
Larvae Low complexity 6.13
  Short repeats 3.90
  359 bp repeats 1.43
  Transposons 11.6
Adult head Low complexity 12.45
  Short repeats 9.8
  359 bp repeats 2.20
  Transposons 15.8