Number of genes

Value 45555 genes
Organism Poplar Populus trichocarpa
Reference Tuskan GA et al., The genome of black cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray). Science. 2006 Sep 15 313(5793):1596-604. abstract & p.1597 right column 2nd paragraph & p.1600 middle column bottom paragraphPubMed ID16973872
Method "Integration of shotgun sequence assembly with genetic mapping enabled chromosome-scale reconstruction of the genome."
Comments "More than 45,000 putative protein-coding genes were identified." "[Researchers] tentatively identified a first-draft reference set of 45,555 protein-coding gene loci in the Populus nuclear genome ( using a variety of ab initio, homology-based, and expressed sequence tag (EST)–based methods (14–17) (table S5)." "To further test for variation in gene expression among duplicated genes, [researchers] examined whole-genome oligonucleotide microarray data containing the 45,555 promoted genes (9)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111371