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Table 1 Sensitivity and specificity. This table shows a comparison of the performances of various methods when applied to the genomic loci considered in this work. The sensitivity was calculated by taking the union of the miRNAs predicted by any method but confirmed experimentally. This set contains 38 elements.

From: Identification of clustered microRNAs using an ab initio prediction method

  Altuvia et al. [23] Berezikov et al. [10] Xie et al. [21] Our method
Conserved predictions in analyzed loci 87 179 29 36
Predictions not in Rfam 6.0 78 27 23 36
Predictions in Rfam 7.0 or in cloning set [19] 18 21 20 23
Sensitivity 47% 55% 53% 64%
Specificity 23% 77% 87% 64%
Uniquely predicted pre-miRNAs 4 4 1 4
Overlap of our predictions with others 10 14 14 -