Venn stave showing the proportions of the distinct tags mapped over the different reference data sets. Integrating data for Venn diagrams for sets larger than four or five can be a challenging task, so that, a linear projection of such a diagram is provided in the stave—showing the 20 topmost scoring comparisons from 752 different subsets, accounting for 62.26% (18,710 out of 30,053) of total mappings—for ten reference sequence sets: eight transcriptomes, the S. mediterranea ESTs from NCBI dbESTs [39-42], and the latest genome draft AUVC01 [43,44]. Color gradient scale is provided on the bottom bar and it is proportional to the number of unique tags mapped over each sequence subset. X-axis ticks present the number of tags and their relative percent; the numbers on the right Y-axis correspond to the total number of tags mapped into a given sequence sets comparison. It is easy to spot that 15% of the unique reads are mapping onto all the sequence sets.