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Table 2 Distribution of the most abundant MSs in the different databases.

From: Analyses of carnivore microsatellites and their intimate association with tRNA-derived SINEs

Unit Non-masked tRNA SINEs Other repeats Total P-valuea
A 14 24 11 49 0.0179
C 4 0 4 8 0.0590
AC 476 221* 285 982 <.0001
AG 45 141* 28 214 <.0001
AT 7 6 5 18 >.9999
CG 6 0 2 8 0.0590
AAC 5 11 11 27 0.4108
AAG 2 6 2 10 0.0896
ACC 4 0 5 9 0.0349
AGC 6 0 2 8 0.0590
AGG 4 8 0 12 0.0250
AAAC 6 9 2 17 0.1157
AAAG 19 19 16 54 0.7686
AAAT 3 57* 6 66 <.0001
AAGG 13 5 16 34 0.0256
ACAG 4 0 5 9 0.0349
ACAT 2 3 2 7 0.6901
ACGC 4 0 2 6 0.1863
AGAT 13 9 19 41 0.1772
AGGG 4 4 0 8 0.4509
ATCC 8 0 3 11 0.0201
AAAAC 6 6 1 13 0.3747
AAAAT 1 6 1 8 0.0180
ACACC 3 0 3 6 0.1863
Others 25 22 23 70 0.8968
Total 684 557 454 1695  
  1. aFisher's exact test for comparisons between specific motifs in tRNA SINE and the combined values of the other two databases. Repeat motif frequencies which have a significant departure compared to Bonferroni-corrected alpha for 25 comparisons (P-value < .002) are indicated with an asterisk (*).