Summary of the different components of the human genome (see figure at bottom of link)

Range Figure - link %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Gregory TR. Synergy between sequence and size in large-scale genomics. Nat Rev Genet. 2005 Sep6(9):699-708. p.702 box 3PubMed ID16151375
Primary Source International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium. Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome. Nature 409, 860–921 (2001).PubMed ID11237011
Comments "The figure provides a summary of the different components of the human genome. Less than 1.5% of the genome consists of the suspected 20,000–25,000 protein-coding sequences. By contrast, a large majority is made up of non-coding sequences such as introns (almost 26%) and (mostly defunct) transposable elements (nearly 45%). Data are taken from primary source."
Entered by Uri M
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