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Table 4 Predicted miRNAs and siRNAs in Pgt and wheat and their properties

From: The stem rust fungus Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici induces centromeric small RNAs during late infection that are associated with genome-wide DNA methylation

  Pgt siRNAs Pgt miRNAs Wheat siRNAs Wheat miRNAs
# of sRNAs 7292 20 361 52
20 nts (5′ A| 5′ U) 26.7% (17% | 74.5%) 0% 8.9% (18.8% | 71.9%) 13.5% (0% | 100%)
21 nts (5′ A| 5′ U) 34.4% (19.3% | 75.7%) 25% (0% | 100%) 47.4% (20.5% | 43.9%) 65.4% (14.7% | 67.6%)
22 nts (5′ A| 5′ U) 31.7% (53.2% | 45.2%) 75% (53.3% | 46.7%) 14.7% (26.4% | 60.4%) 17.3% (0% | 88.9%)
24 nts (5′ A| 5′ U) 0% 0% 25.2% (44% | 22%) 1.9 (0% | 100%)%
Single-stranded sRNAs (either from the + or − genomic strand) 6.2% 100% 64% 100%
Average size of sRNA loci (bp) 1911 513 412 168