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Table 2 Summary of EST-based SSRs identified

From: Transcriptome sequencing of two parental lines of cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata L.) and construction of an EST-based genetic map

Investigated elements Number
Total EST sequences examined 40,947
Total SSRs 2,405
   - Dinucleotide motif 750
   - Trinucleotide motif 1,591
   - Tetranucleotide motif 24
   - Pentanucleotide motif 12
   - Hexanucleotide motif 28
ESTs containing SSRs (SSR-ESTs) 2,214
   - ESTs containing 1 SSR 2,023
   - ESTs containing more than 2 SSRs 96
   - ESTs with SSRs in compound formation 95
SSR primer design  
   - ESTs used for SSR primer design 937
   - ESTs excluded for primer design  
    · exact match between both parents 740
    · short flanking sequence insufficient to design primers 624