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Table 5 Abundance of candidate stress genes across tissues

From: Do novel genes drive morphological novelty? An investigation of the nematosomes in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis

  Nematosomes Mesenteries Tentacles
Transcripts assayeda 528 585 1228
Transcripts with reciprocal best hits in stress databaseb 116 (22 %) 101 (17 %) 161 (13 %)
Wound (N = 741) 38 (33 %)c 46 (46 %) 59 (37 %)
Pathogen (N = 1984) 87 (75 %) 57 (56 %) 109 (68 %)
Chemical (N = 187) 6 (2 %) 9 (9 %) 10 (6 %)
  1. aThe complete set of upregulated transcripts for each tissue. bDatabase of putative stress-related transcripts identified by Reitzel et al [63] for the categories: Wound, Pathogen, and Chemical. For a list of genes in each tissue/class see Additional file 8. cValues represent the number (percent) of the transcripts with reciprocal best hits in the stress database that were associated with the indicated stressor. The sum of these values exceeds the number of transcripts with reciprocal best hits because some transcripts had equally high BLAST hits in two different stress categories