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Table 2 Summary of Mesostigma viride expressed genes obtained from four cDNA libraries (Meso 1 – Meso 4).

From: EST analysis of the scaly green flagellate Mesostigma viride (Streptophyta): Implications for the evolution of green plants (Viridiplantae)

Category   No of contigs  
Mitochondrial1   36  
Plastidic1   65  
Bacterial2   193  
Novel   1691  
  with recognizable protein motif   574
  no protein motifs   1117
Similarity   1315  
  with known function3   574
  unknown function4   395
  low similarity5   346
Total Contigs   3300  
  1. 1 sequences showing only similarity to organelle genomes. 2 sequences showing only similarity to bacterial sequences or the highest similarity to bacterial sequences; the origin of these putative bacterial contaminations is currently not clear, as bacteria-free cultures of Mesostigma were used. 3similarity to proteins with a well-defined function (BLAST score >100). 4similarity to conserved proteins with no established function (BLAST score >100). 5low similarity to proteins from a few organisms (BLAST score generally between 100 and 200); might reflect conserved protein domains.