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Table 1 General distribution of reads in coding sequence contigs for the sialotranscriptomes of three Amblyomma ticks

From: The sialotranscriptome of Amblyomma triste, Amblyomma parvum and Amblyomma cajennense ticks, uncovered by 454-based RNA-seq

  Amblyomma cajennense Amblyomma parvum Amblyomma triste *
Category CDSa Readsa Reads/CDS Readsb CDSa Readsa Reads/CDS Readsb CDSa Readsa Reads/CDS Readsb
Secreted 1,015 16,480 16.2 24.4 493 22,796 46.2 21.7 1,861 76,193 40.9 17.2
Housekeeping 2,805 44,246 15.8 65.4 2,653 65,952 24.9 62.9 6,854 305,129 44.5 68.9
Unknown 338 3,245 9.6 4.8 272 10,739 39.5 10.2 1,071 26,373 24.6 6.0
Unknown secreted 424 3,509 8.3 5.2 359 5,141 14.3 4.9 1,345 33,418 24.8 7.5
Transposable Elements 16 38 2.4 0.1 19 189 9.9 0.2 97 1,405 14.5 0.3
Viral 6 159 26.5 0.2 - - - - 10 193 19.3 0.04
Leishmania-related - - - - - - - - 2 45 22.5 0.01
Total 4,604 67,677    3,796 104,817    11,240 442,756   
  1. a. total number; b. percentage; *Combined data from the four libraries of A. triste: salivary glands from nymph ticks fed on guinea pig during first (NGP1) and second (NGP2) infestation; salivary glands from female ticks fed on dogs during first infestation (FD1) and second (FD2) infestation.