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Table 1 Comparison of intact LTR retrotransposons identified by the four structural identification programs

From: A new look at the LTR retrotransposon content of the chicken genome

  LTR_STRUC LTR Harvest MGEScan_LTR RetroTector
SIEs identified 93 643 427 290
Total SIE content (bp) 767,132 4,837,212 4,928,810 2,664,622
Mean SIE length (bp) 8,249 7,523 11,543 9,188
Median SIE length (bp) 6,144 6,047 7,889 7,477
Median SIE LTR identity (%) 95.8 95.2 91.5 94.0
Mean SIE GC content (%) 48.1 47.2 45.7 46.3
SIEs unique to program (%) 28.0 65.3 44.3 50.7