Number of genes

Value 26990 unitless
Organism Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana
Reference Feng J, Naiman DQ, Cooper B. Coding DNA repeated throughout intergenic regions of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome: evolutionary footprints of RNA silencing. Mol Biosyst. 2009 Dec5(12):1679-87. doi: 10.1039/b903031j. p.1681 left column 2nd paragraph & right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID19452047
Comments "45.8% of known and predicted genes in version 8.0 of the A. thaliana genome (CR [coding regions of gene] and UTRs) contain at least one pyknon [non-random sequence patterns significantly repeated throughout non-coding genomic DNA that also appear at least once among coding genes] instance (12355 out of 26990 gene records)." "In fact, the set of 26990 A. thaliana genes examined specifically did not include 4759 TEs, TE-associated genes and pseudogenes, meaning that [researchers] have not simply matched sequences which are most commonly associated with repeats." See BNID 105 446
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