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Table 1 Summary of the analysis of expressed sequence tag (EST) sequences from a cDNA library prepared from a mixed stage unstressed culture of the fast desiccation strategist nematode Panagrolaimus superbus

From: A molecular analysis of desiccation tolerance mechanisms in the anhydrobiotic nematode Panagrolaimus superbus using expressed sequenced tags

Number of raw sequences 9,216
Number of high quality sequences 7,606
Average length of high quality EST sequences 425 ± 193
Total number of contigs 1,079
Total number of singletons 2,958
Number of putative bacterial contaminant sequences 28
Number of rRNA gene consensus sequences 27
Number of mtDNA consensus sequences 10
Number of putative unigenes (excluding bacterial contaminants and rRNA genes, but including the mtDNA genes) 3,982
Number of unigenes with significant hits1 to the NemPep4+2, WormPep3 and NR4 combined database 1,923
Number of unigenes with unique hits to the NR database, but not to NemPep4 or WormPep 100
Number of unigenes with no significant BLAST hits 2,059 (51.7%)
  1. 1Blast cutoff value was 1e-4
  2. 2 http://www.nematodes.org/
  3. 3 http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Projects/C_elegans/WORMBASE/current/wormpep.shtml
  4. 4 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/blast_databases.shtml