Table 1.

Summary of EST frequencies of abundantToxoplasma genes for ME49 tachyzoite and bradyzoite data sets

Pattern of expressionaGenebME49 tachyzoite cDNA library (n = 1,806)ME49 bradyzoite cDNA library (n = 2,353)
No. of ESTs% of total no. of cDNAsNo. of ESTs% of total no. of cDNAs
Tachyzoite specific SAG1 392.152c 0.08
SAG2 24 1.3200
Constitutive SAG3 30.1710.04
GRA1 382.10140.59
GRA2 281.55431.83
GRA3 50.2830.13
GRA4 60.3360.25
GRA5 271.49441.87
Bradyzoite specific SAG4 00231.02
BSR4/P36 0 000
BAG1 001004.42
MAG1 10.05180.76
LDH2 00261.11
UnknownSRS 1 to 4d 170.9400
  • a Patterns of expression based on protein detection and/or reverse transcription-PCR and Northern blot analysis prior to this study.

  • b Genes are arranged into groups according to their patterns of expression based on protein detection and/or other criteria.

  • c Do not represent mature SAG1transcripts (see the text).

  • d Sum of ESTs for all members of the family of SAG1-related sequences (SRS).