Number of genes (one of the gene-richest organisms)

Value ~40000 unitless Range: Table - link unitless
Organism Ciliate Paramecium tetraurelia
Reference Aury JM, et al., Global trends of whole-genome duplications revealed by the ciliate Paramecium tetraurelia. Nature. 2006 Nov 9 444(7116):171-8 p.172 table 1PubMed ID17086204
Method Protein-coding genes were predicted by combining ab initio models, Paramecium cDNA alignments, and alignments of proteins and genomic DNA from other species. The integration of the data was realized using GAZE (Howe et al., 2002 PMID 12213779)
Comments 39,642 genes
Entered by Uri M
ID 105796