Table 5

Summary of evidence for predicted miRNAs

Category

Number of miRNA candidates


Total predicted miRNAs

95

Previously known miRNAs included

12

Newly predicted miRNAs

83

Northern blot positive

12 (14 total)

cDNA (ASRP)

8

MPSS

16

Known Arabidopsis miRNA homologs

8

Northern blot and MPSS

8

ASRP and MPSS

3

Unique miRNAs with northern blot hybridization, ASRP or MPSS evidence

25

miRNAs with functionally conserved targets in Arabidopsis and rice

77


Wang et al. Genome Biology 2004 5:R65   doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-9-r65

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