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Table 1

Genome-wide coverage and density of microsatellites in the genomes of five Plasmodium species.

Type Microsatellite features P. falciparum 3D7 P. vivax SAL-1 P. malariae UG01 P. ovale curtisi GH01 P. knowlesi STRAIN-H
Genome-wide microsatellites Sequence analyzed (bp) 23,332,839 27,013,980 33,618,035 33,479,509 24,395,979
Genomic GC content (%) 19.34 42.19 24.38 28.48 38.60
No. of microsatellites 84,786 20,875 47,762 29,245 32,008
Microsatellite density (No./Mbp) 3633.76 772.75 1420.73 873.52 1312.02
Microsatellite occurrence per 2 Kb 7.30 1.55 2.84 1.75 2.62
Total length of microsatellite (bp) 2,698,077 591,020 1,663,135 793,213 1,129,172
Microsatellite coverage (bp/Mbp) 115,634.32 21,878.30 49,471.51 23,692.49 46,285.17
Perfect microsatellites (%) 56.09 70.22 61.71 76.70 71.32
Genome content by microsatellite (%) 11.56 2.19 4.95 2.37 4.63
CDS microsatellites No. of microsatellites 9284 1766 4107 2364 1447
Microsatellite density (No./Mbp) 397.89 65.37 122.17 70.61 59.31
Total length of microsatellites (bp) 367,916 59,733 184,537 83,447 43,055
Microsatellite coverage (bp/Mbp) 15,768.16 2211.19 5489.23 2492.48 1764.84
Perfect microsatellites (%) 47.73 50.23 48.31 56.98 59.23

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