Sequence characterization of gene-specific piRNAs and siRNAs in
. Sequence properties of sense and antisense siRNA (A) and piRNA (B) populations mapped to protein coding genes in An. gambiae (VectorBase). The offsets for siRNA and piRNA pairs are shown in (Figure 3B). N indicates the number of reads. (C) Distribution of unique matching reads mapped to AGAP001052, AGAP004586 and AGAP003387 (as representative hot spots of 21-nt and 24-30-nt reads); sense reads (blue); antisense reads (red). (D) Genomic profiles showing density of the 21-nt (red), 24-30-nt (blue) and piRNA “ping-pong” paired (green) reads mapped to the sense and antisense strand of AGAP001052, AGAP004586 and AGAP003387.