miRNA targets

Does anyone know the total number of miRNA target genes in C.elegans (or % of total genes)?
Please also update the latest number of miRNAs in the worms.


I note that just added to Pubmed today is this paper:

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2014;825:431-50. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1221-6_12.
Identification of miRNAs and Their Targets in C. elegans.
Lima SA1, Pasquinelli AE.

I have checked it, but there is no information on how many genes are targeted by miRNAs.

I think that’s because it isn’t something that is known. miRNA targets cannot be reliably identified computationally; different algorithms give different results, and various tools are out there. Various IP protocols give different results.