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Table 1 cDNA LIBRARY INSERT AND EST SIZES*

From: Differential gene expression in abdomens of the malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, after sugar feeding, blood feeding and Plasmodium berghei infection

Clone Source Library N Mean length (bp) ± SE Max. (bp) Min. (bp)
S 243 1003 33 3526 322
RB 189 1156 45 3738 152
IRB 272 1044 28 2789 317
Average   1068 35 3351 264
EST Source N Mean EST length (nt) ± SE Max. (nt) Min. (nt)
S singletons 590 404 8 820 100
RB singletons 381 394 8 748 100
IRB singletons 437 377 8 785 100
Contigs 567 595 11 1585 104
Average   455 9 1039 101
  1. *Library abbreviations are defined in the text. N = number of clone inserts, ESTs sequenced The mean EST length in nucleotides (nt) is the length following end-trimming, short sequence filtering and EST contig assembly.
  2. SE = standard error of the mean.