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Table 2 Intragenic miRNA precursors in human, mouse, cow and goat

From: Annotation of the goat genome using next generation sequencing of microRNA expressed by the lactating mammary gland: comparison of three approaches

  Human Mouse Cow Goat
Known miRNA genes 1,881 1,193 808 924
Within protein-coding genes 1,018 694 285 263
% of known miRNA 54% 58% 35% 28%
  1. Human, mouse and cattle precursors were downloaded from miRBase v21, and protein-coding gene locations were downloaded from BioMartEnsembl ( The locations of goat mRNA were obtained from Dong et al. [18].