Number of protein-coding genes

Value 5616 genes Range: Table - link genes
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Byrne KP, Wolfe KH. The Yeast Gene Order Browser: combining curated homology and syntenic context reveals gene fate in polyploid species. Genome Res. 2005 Oct15(10):1456-61 Supplemental table 1PubMed ID16169922
Method Abstract: "[Researchers] developed the Yeast Gene Order Browser to facilitate visual comparisons and computational analysis of synteny relationships in yeasts."
Comments P.1457 left column bottom paragraph: "Gene content is highly conserved, with 89%-96% of the genes in each genome having a homolog in at least one of the other species [of yeast](Supplemental Table 1). About 6%-8% of genes remain in singleton pillars in each post-WGD [whole Genome Duplication event] species. The majority of these are located in subtelomeric regions and are often members of multigene families (so [researchers] can be fairly sure that they are real genes), but they lack well-defined orthologs in other species. For example, in S. cerevisiae there are 352 genes in singleton pillars, and 213 of them are within 20 genes of the end of a chromosome." For total gene number of 6,606 see BNID 100237. See value of 6,340 proteins in BNID 105464 Table - link
Entered by Uri M
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