Number of protein coding genes

Value 11514 unitless
Organism Placozoan Trichoplax adhaerens
Reference Srivastava et al., The Trichoplax genome and the nature of placozoans. Nature. 2008 Aug 21 454(7207):955-60. p. 956 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID18719581
Method "[Researchers] estimate that the Trichoplax genome contains 11,514 protein coding genes, on the basis of a combination of homology-based and ab initio methods (Supplementary Information)."
Comments "Nearly 87% of these predicted genes have detectable similarity to proteins known from other animals, and most (83%) of the ~7,800 gene families that are conserved between the sea anemone and bilaterians (ref 23 in article) have homologues in Trichoplax as detected by BLAST. Trichoplax genes have an intron density (7.6 per kb) comparable to that found in vertebrates (8.5 per kb) and the starlet sea anemone (6.7 per kb)(ref 23)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 105515