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Table 1 Identification of chicken β-defensins

From: A genome-wide screen identifies a single β-defensin gene cluster in the chicken: implications for the origin and evolution of mammalian defensins

Gene EST1,2 HTGS WGS Gene Size (bp)3
     E 1 I 1 E 2 I 2 E 3 I 3 E 4
Gal1 BX260462 AC110874 AADN01058097 70 972 88 482 127 496 217
Gal2 BX540940 AC110874 AADN01058097 66 1113 143 183 121 674 204
Gal3   AC110874 AADN01058097
AADN01058096
   53 980 109 1180 215
Gal4 BU451960   AADN01058096    136 461 127 117 141
Gal5 BU389548   AADN01058096    290 445 127 355 187
Gal6 CF251501 AC110874 AADN01058097
AADN01058098
52 704 86 705 130 249 234
Gal7 CF251115 AC110874 AADN01058098 50 656 86 201 130 234 248
Gal8 BU242665 AC110874 AADN01058098 71 915 91 259 134 706 494
Gal9 BX270804 AC110874 AADN01058098    220 1592 130 781 343
Gal10 AW198592 AC110874 AADN01058099    118 268 133 1719 381
Gal11 BM440069 AC110874 AADN01058101    63 966 129 1001 460
Gal12 BX257296 AC110874 AADN01058102    84 396 420   
Gal13   AC110874 AADN01058102    61 1016 118 3322 91
  1. 1 Abbreviations: EST, expressed sequence tag; HTGS, high throughput genomic sequence; WGS, whole-genome shortgun sequence; E, exon;I, intron. 2 One EST sequence entry is given only for the exemplary purpose. In each case, more than two independent EST sequences have been found, except for Gal3 and Gal13, both of which have no EST sequences. Gal3 was found through homology cloning [23], and Gal13 was predicted by us from the genomic sequence. 3 All Gal genes are predicted to consist of four exons separated by three introns, except for Gal12, whose last two exons are fused together. The absence of additional sequence information at the 5'-untranslated regions of the cDNA sequences prevented prediction of the sizes of first exon and intron for Gal 3–5 and Gal 9–13 genes.