Fraction of genes in genome that encode enzymes for specialized metabolism

Range 10 to 20 %
Organism Plants
Reference Pichersky E, Lewinsohn E. Convergent evolution in plant specialized metabolism. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2011 Jun62: 549-66. p.551 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID21275647
Primary Source Pichersky E, Gang DR. 2002. Genetics and biochemistry of secondary metabolites in plants: an evolutionary perspective. Trends Plant Sci. 5: 439–45 AND Somerville C, Somerville S. 1999. Plant functional genomics. Science 285:380–83PubMed ID11044721, 10411495
Entered by Uri M
ID 107372