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Table 1 Comparison of assembled lepidopteran transcriptomes

From: Sequencing, de novo assembly and annotation of a pink bollworm larval midgut transcriptome

  Chilo suppressalis Heliothis virescens Plutella xylostella Pectinophora gossypiella
Platform Illumina Illumina, Roche, 454, Sanger Illumina Illumina
Assembled reads 39,400,002 212,987,028 39,764,230 18,623,508
Average read size (bp) 90 Variable 90 72
Number of contigs 37,040 63,648 213,674 46,458
Contigs per 1000 reads 0.94 0.30 5.4 2.5
Mean contig size (bp), range 497, 201–9744 383, 80–2000 189, nr 770, 224–14,619
Sequences with e-value <10−5 15,446 29,978 28,768 21,715
Number of e-value <10−5 hits Per 1000 reads 0.39 0.14 0.72 1.2
GC (%) 42 nra nr 39
N50 transcript length (bp) nr 1031 262 1153
Pipeline Trinity SeqMan Ngen v2.1 Trinity Trinity
Reference [14] [15] [13] This study
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