Table 4

Comparison of smORF searches in different eukaryotic organisms

Organism

smORFs

Percentage of totala

Experimentally verifiedb


Saccharomyces

299

5%

67% (247)

Arabidopsis

941

5%

ND

Mus

1,240

5%

56% (25)

Drosophila

401

3%

ND


Comparison of different smORF searches showing the number of smORFs identified in S. cerevisiae [19], A. thaliana [11], M. musculus [28] and D. melanogatser (this study). aThe fraction of smORFs relative to previously annotated protein-coding genes. bThe proportion of smORFs with direct experimental evidence of translation and/or function. Numbers in parentheses are the actual numbers of smORFs tested experimentally. ND, not determined.

Ladoukakis et al. Genome Biology 2011 12:R118   doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-11-r118

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