Number of transcription factor genes

Value 988 Unitless
Organism Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Reference Haerty W, Artieri C, Khezri N, Singh RS, Gupta BP. Comparative analysis of function and interaction of transcription factors in nematodes: extensive conservation of orthology coupled to rapid sequence evolution. BMC Genomics. 2008 Aug 27 9: 399. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-9-399. abstract, p.2 right column bottom paragraph, p.3 table 2 & p.10 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID18752680
Method Abstract: "[Researchers] identified 988 TF [transcription factor] genes in C. elegans, and inferred corresponding sets in C. briggsae and C. remanei, containing 995 and 1093 TF genes, respectively." P.10 left column bottom paragraph: "This paper presents the first genome-wide comparative study of TF genes in nematodes and their orthologs in fly (D. melanogaster), mouse (M. musculus), and human (H. sapiens). [Researchers] took both computational and manual curation approaches to compile sets of TF genes in three Caenorhabditid species, leading to the identification of 988 genes in C. elegans, 995 in C. briggsae and 1093 in C. remanei."
Comments See BNID 105071 for number of transcription factors, BNID 105072, 105073
Entered by Uri M
ID 105072