Total number of transcription units that are monocistronic

Value 3010 Transcription units Range: ~65% Transcription units
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Cho BK et al., The transcription unit architecture of the Escherichia coli genome. Nat Biotechnol. 2009 Nov27(11):1043-9. p.1048 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19881496
Method Researchers describe a four-step systems approach that iteratively integrates multiple genome-scale measurements on the basis of genetic information flow to identify the organizational elements and map them onto the genome sequence
Comments A total of 3,010 transcription units (~65%) are monocistronic, whereas 1,652 transcription units contain more than one ORF (polycistronic). Altogether, 398 transcription units (~9%) are nested within each other, defining a convoluted genome structure
Entered by Uri M
ID 107771