Ratio between the number of protein folds in the three domains of life

Range Archaea 1: Bacteia 2: Eukaryotes 10 unitless
Organism Various
Reference Lane N, Martin W. The energetics of genome complexity. Nature. 2010 Oct 21 467(7318):929-34. p.932 right column bottom sentencePubMed ID20962839
Primary Source Koonin EV et al., A comprehensive evolutionary classification of proteins encoded in complete eukaryotic genomes. Genome Biol. 2004 5(2):R7PubMed ID14759257
Comments Eukaryotes invented five times as many protein folds as eubacteria, and ten times as many as archaea.
Entered by Uri M
ID 105802