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Table 3 Number of detections per Mbp, average length, and average divergence for TRF, Mreps, Sputnik, STAR, and RepeatMasker, in the genome of four species.

From: Detecting microsatellites within genomes: significant variation among algorithms

   HS DM NC SC
   All Imperfect    
detection number       
  TRF {2,7,7;20} 2425 512 3119 2902 1822
  Mreps 1 1368 1084 1653 1371 879
  Sputnik {1,-6,7} 6589 361 7475 7665 5712
  STAR 395 260 311 343 182
  RepeatMasker 256 179 207 230 104
average length       
  TRF {2,7,7;20} 16.07 28.84 14.24 14.61 13.85
  Mreps 1 22.96 24.99 20.04 20.93 20.28
  Sputnik {1,-6,7} 9.74 19.83 9.39 9.35 8.98
  STAR 39.89 49.80 31.07 32.86 33.12
  RepeatMasker 53.97 64.93 48.52 45.80 54.88
average divergence       
  TRF {2,7,7;20} 1.60 7.59 1.61 1.47 1.35
  Mreps 1 12.39 15.65 11.46 10.10 11.71
  Sputnik {1,-6,7} 0.44 7.96 0.46 0.38 0.32
  STAR 7.45 11.33 7.98 6.44 7.59
  RepeatMasker 8.40 11.97 13.42 9.31 13.14
  1. Both imperfect and all (perfect plus imperfect) detections are provided for the human genome while all detections only are reported for the other genomes. HS = Homo sapiens, SC = Saccharomyces cerevisiae, DM = Drosophila melanogaster, NC = Neurospora crassa. Divergence is deduced from the alignment of the detected sequence with the perfectly repeated corresponding sequence of focal consensus motif:
  2. divergence = (substitutions + insertions + deletions)/alignment length).