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Table 3 Cross-species EST alignments in Medicago

From: Cross-species EST alignments reveal novel and conserved alternative splicing events in legumes

Species EST/cDNA Mapped to Mt BACs Genes Genes without Mt EST AS Genes Novel AS* Predicted introns Consistent introns^
Lotus 150,855 15,542 (10.3%) 2,955 367 (12.4%) 12 (3.3%) 8 5,606 4,256
Soybean 359,834 42,665 (11.9%) 5,810 925 (15.9%) 242 (4.2%) 201 16,758 11,420
Other legumes 127,684 26,547 (20.8%) 5,335 700 (13.1%) 69 (1.3%) 50 13,052 9,926
Total 638,373 84,754 (13.3%) 7,896 1,475 (18.7%) 307 (3.9%) 248 23,179 15,506
  1. * Novel AS gene indicates genes not identified as alternative splicing by Mt EST.
  2. ^ Consistent introns indicate number of introns predicted from cross-species ESTs which are also supported by Mt EST.