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Table 3 Length of mRNA and LINEs in mice and rats

From: Frequency of intron loss correlates with processed pseudogene abundance: a novel strategy to test the reverse transcriptase model of intron loss

  LINE mRNA  
  n Mean ± SD (kb) n Mean ± SD(kb) P a
Rats 64 1.98 ± 1.52 16,241 2.32 ± 1.73 0.01
Mice 79 1.88 ± 1.37 16,241 3.15 ± 2.35 6 × 10-12
  1. Length of LINEs in mice and rats were obtained from Repbase [78]. aMann-Whitney U test was used to calculate the values of P. kb: kilobase; LINE: long interspersed elements; SD: standard deviation.