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Table 1 Comparison between EST and SAGE methods for the detection of low-abundance transcripts

From: SAGE is far more sensitive than EST for detecting low-abundance transcripts

Frequency of detection Virtual tags from 3' EST Experimental SAGE tags
   Tags Copies
1 2,278 854 854
2   482 964
3   313 939
4   190 760
5   97 485
6 to 10   217 1,578
11 to 20   86 1,234
21 to 100   37 1,279
>100   2 51,661
Total 2,278 2,278 59,754