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Table 3 Assembly metrics of this project compared with those of two large oak transcriptome sequencing projects

From: A comprehensive assessment of the transcriptome of cork oak (Quercus suber) through EST sequencing

  Q. suber(this study) Q. petraea/Q. robur[15] Q. robur[16]
Sequencing platform 454 454 + Sanger 454 + Illumina
Libraries 21 14 (454) + 20 (Sanger) 16 (454) + 8 (Illumina)
Total reads 7,445,712 1,578,192 (454) + 145,827 (Sanger) 821,534 (454) + 255,237,702 (Illumina)
Contigs & single reads 159,298 222,671 65,712
mean length 148.5 235.8 1003