Number of pseudogenes in small-genomed species

Range Schizosaccharomyces pombe 33: Anopheles gambiae 166: D. melanogaster 176: Oikopleura dioica 400 pseudogenes
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Gregory TR. Synergy between sequence and size in large-scale genomics. Nat Rev Genet. 2005 Sep6(9):699-708. p.703 right column top paragraphPubMed ID16151375
Primary Source (47.) Wood, V., Gwilliam, R. & Rajandream, M.-A. The genome sequence of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Nature 415, 871–880 (2002). (48.) Zbodnov, E. M. et al. Comparative genome and proteome analysis of Anopheles gambiae and Drosophila melanogaster. Science 298, 149–159 (2002). (41.) Volff, J.-N., Lehrach, H., Reinhardt, R. & Chourrout, D. Retroelement dynamics and a novel type of chordate retrovirus-like element in the miniature genome of the tunicate Oikopleura dioica. Mol. Biol. Evol. 21, 2022–2033 (2004).PubMed ID11859360, 12364792, 15254255
Comments "The truly small-genomed species that have been sequenced so far all have low pseudogene numbers: only 33 are found in Schizosaccharomyces pombe (primary source 47), 166 in Anopheles gambiae, 176 in D. melanogaster (primary source 48) and 400 in Oikopleura dioica (primary source 41)."
Entered by Uri M
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