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Table 2

Relative density and categorization of 1-10 bp unit motif length microsatellites in the genomes of five Plasmodium species.

Unit motif length (bp) Features P. falciparum 3D7 P. vivax SAL-1 P. malariae UG01 P. ovale curtisi GH01 P. knowlesi STRAIN-H
Mononucleotide (n = 1) No. 27,687 15,544 24,320 20,985 23,807
Percentage (%)a 32.66 74.46 50.919 71.756 74.378
No./Mbp 1186.61 575.40 723.42 626.80 975.86
Length coverage 644,936 317,981 506,974 485,595 567,513
Coverage/Mbp 27,640.70 11,770.98 15,080.42 14,504.24 23,262.56
Dinucleotide (n = 2) No. 35,423 846 11,857 3721 2642
Percentage (%)a 41.779 4.053 24.86 12.724 8.254
No./Mbp 1518.16 31.38 352.69 111.14 108.30
Length coverage 1,155,503 22,208 350,048 86,288 85,158
Coverage/Mbp 49,522.61 822.09 10,412.51 2577.34 3490.66
Trinucleotide (n = 3) No. 6944 595 1911 840 772
Percentage (%)a 8.19 2.85 4.001 2.872 2.412
No./Mbp 297.61 22.03 56.84 25.09 31.64
Length coverage 243,265 15,766 84,872 25,951 21,436
Coverage/Mbp 10,425.87 583.62 2524.60 775.13 878.67
Tetranucleotide (n = 4) No. 6228 575 2247 686 646
Percentage (%)a 7.346 2.754 4.705 2.346 2.018
No./Mbp 266.90 21.28 66.90 20.49 26.48
Length coverage 172,622 18,218 120,340 26,431 23,432
Coverage/Mbp 7398.24 674.39 3579.63 789.47 960.49
Pentanucleotide (n = 5) No. 2838 486 1510 841 809
Percentage (%)a 3.347 2.328 3.162 2.88 2.527
No./Mbp 121.63 17.99 44.92 25.12 33.16
Length coverage 98,990 16,494 65,863 27,158 34,798
Coverage/Mbp 4242.52 610.57 1959.16 811.18 1426.38
Hexanucleotide (n = 6) No. 1635 523 1648 803 830
Percentage (%)a 1.928 2.505 3.45 2.746 2.593
No./Mbp 70.07 19.36 49.02 23.98 34.02
Length coverage 77,483 22,263 111,744 39,628 43,860
Coverage/Mbp 3320.77 824.13 3323.93 1183.65 1797.84
Heptanucloetide (n = 7) No. 955 289 629 225 742
Percentage (%)a 1.126 1.384 1.317 .769 2.318
No./Mbp 40.93 10.70 18.71 6.72 30.41
Length coverage 78,852 50,031 53,547 15,988 217,069
Coverage/Mbp 3379.44 1852.04 1592.81 477.56 8897.74
Octanucleotide (n = 8) No. 1123 681 1353 383 872
Percentage (%)a 1.325 3.262 2.833 1.31 2.724
No./Mbp 48.13 25.21 40.25 11.44 35.74
Length coverage 65,740 39,529 124,078 25,271 68,224
Coverage/Mbp 2817.49 1463.28 3690.82 754.82 2796.52
Nonanucleotide (n = 9) No. 1367 749 1066 465 474
Percentage (%)a 1.612 3.588 2.232 1.59 1.481
No./Mbp 58.59 27.73 31.71 13.89 19.43
Length coverage 102,348 46,073 108,343 37,044 36,635
Coverage/Mbp 4386.44 1705.52 3222.77 1106.47 1501.68
Decanucleotide (n = 10) No. 586 587 1221 296 414
Percentage (%)a 0.691 2.812 2.556 1.012 1.293
No./Mbp 25.10 21.73 36.319 8.84 16.97
Length coverage 41,816 44,108 137,797 24,354 32,881
Coverage/Mbp 1792.15 1632.78 4098.90 727.43 1347.80
a

Number of microsatellites of unit motif length (n)/total number of microsatellites.

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