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Table 1 Number of novel miRNAs sequenced from amphioxus by Solexa technology

From: Identification and characterization of novel amphioxus microRNAs by Solexa sequencing

  miRNA genes present as a single copy miRNA genes present as two copies miRNA genes present as three copies Total miRNA genes Mature miRNAs Mature miRNA*s
Conserved miRNA genes 36 8 1 55 45 27
Amphioxus-specific miRNA genes 49 3 1 58 53 18
Sum     113 98 45