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Table 2 Comparison of MITE Tracker, detectMITE and MITE Hunter with the rice genome as input

From: MITE Tracker: an accurate approach to identify miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements in large genomes

  MITE tracker DetectMITE MITE hunter
Processing time 2.5 hs 7 hs 40 hs
Total elements 17,651 36,029 -
Nested elements 20 (0.13%) 10,069 (28%) -
Total families 2077 4801 343
Filtered Repbase matchesa 349 (61%) 327 (57%) 178 (31%)
False positivesb 81 (4%) 741 (16%) 25 (8%)
  1. aRepbase filtered by non-autonomous elements and less than 801 bp bElements from each program output that are TEs and not MITEs according to Repbase