Number of predicted protein-coding genes

Value 27949 genes
Organism Physcomitrella patens
Reference Lang D, Zimmer AD, Rensing SA, Reski R. Exploring plant biodiversity: the Physcomitrella genome and beyond. Trends Plant Sci. 2008 Oct13(10):542-9. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2008.07.002. p.544 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID18762443
Method "From v1.1 of the P. patens genome ~36 000 protein-encoding genes were predicted [ref 6 PMID 18079367], whereas clustered EST (expressed sequence tag) data suggested only ~25 000 protein-encoding moss genes [ref 8 PMID 12475493]. More detailed analysis prompted [researchers] to exclude gene models overlapping with transposable elements and tRNA and microRNA (miRNA) genes before release of v1.2 of the P. patens genome. From this, [researchers] can predict 27 949 protein-encoding P. patens genes."
Comments "Hence, the complexity in terms of raw number of protein-encoding genes in P. patens (~30 000 [ref 6 PMID 18079367]) is in the same range as those of morphologically more complex organisms, such as Homo sapiens or Arabidopsis thaliana [ref 9 PMID 17289424]. Table 2 provides a more detailed comparison between sequenced genomes of Plantae (Figure 1)."
Entered by Uri M
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