The core algorithm and flow chart of detectMITE in MITE detection.
(A) Detection of MITE candidate sequences with TIR and TSD. (B) Filtration of MITE candidates with low complexity. (C) Clustering of similar MITEs into MITE families. (D) Filtration of MITE family members in terms of their flanking sequence similarity. (E) Selection of the representative sequence for each MITE family with ≥3 valid members that have different flanking sequences.