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Table 2 Summary of LTR and non-LTR retrotransposons and DNA transposons identified by TEpipe in the T. castaneum genome assembly

From: Analysis of repetitive DNA distribution patterns in the Tribolium castaneum genome

Class TE library* (kb) Number of families Percentage of genome TE length range (bp) Average length (bp) Copy number (range) Average copy number GC content range (%) Average GC content (%)
Non-LTR 238.1 69 2.0 786-6,820 3,363 1-2,556 161 27.15-57.94 38.14
LTR 290.2 48 1.7 3,292-11,097 6,019 1-1,634 202 30.61-53.21 39.31
DNA transposons 78.6 45 2.2 456-4,878 1,746 1-8,949 420 30.90-46.08 37.22
  1. *Non-LTR, LTR and DNA transposon TE libraries were produced by TEpipe, which is based on sequence similarity searches using conserved domains from reverse transcriptase and transposase. To calculate the abundance of TEs in the Tribolium genome assembly, RepeatMasker was run using our TEpipe libraries.