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Table 4 RNA Folding Accuracy of Specific 16S and 23S rRNA Sequences using Mfold 2.3 and 3.1

From: Evaluation of the suitability of free-energy minimization using nearest-neighbor energy parameters for RNA secondary structure prediction

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16S rRNA   
Eukaryotic Mitochondrion   
Zea mays (X00794) 17 30
Ascaris summ (X54253) 17 13
Caenorhabditis elegans (X54252) 23 24
Eukaryotic Nuclear   
Hexamita sp. (Z17224) 27 29
Giardia muris (X65063) 22 29
Giardia ardeae (G17210) 30 33
Giardia intestinalis (X52949) 10 23
Encephalitozoon cuniculi (X98467) 18 21
Vairimorpha necatrix (Y00266, M24612) 28 25
Babesia bigemina (X59064) 20 19
23S rRNA   
Eukaryotic Chloroplast   
Astasia longa (X14386) 19 23
Eukaryotic Mitochondrion   
C. elegans (X54252) 30 31
Gallus gallus (X52392) 28 25
Saccharomyces. cerevisiae (J01527) 27 20
Z. mays (K01868) 24 29
Eukaryotic Nuclear   
E. gracilis (X53361) 23 21
G. intestinalis (X52949) 24 33
  1. All values are percentages unless otherwise indicated. The determination of the accuracy for the structures predicted with Mfold is described in the Methods section, RNA Secondary Structure Prediction and Prediction Accuracy Calculations. Genbank accession numbers are listed in parentheses for each sequence.