Percent of genes acquired from cyanobacterial ancestor of plastid

Value 18 %
Organism Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana
Reference Martin W, Rujan T, Richly E, Hansen A, Cornelsen S, Lins T, Leister D, Stoebe B, Hasegawa M, Penny D. Evolutionary analysis of Arabidopsis, cyanobacterial, and chloroplast genomes reveals plastid phylogeny and thousands of cyanobacterial genes in the nucleus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Sep 17 99(19):12246-51.PubMed ID12218172
Method Proteins were retrieved from GenBank or from the U.S. Department of Energy web site (Nostoc and Prochlorococcus microbial/html), The set of proteins common to 15 sequenced chloroplast genomes—the nine previously analyzed (19) plus Guillardia theta, Cyanidium caldarum, Chlorella vulgaris, Nephroselmis olivacea, Mesostigma viridis, and Oenothera elata (28–33)—were identified and assembled into a concatenated data set.
Comments These 18% comprise 4500 genes
Entered by Uri M
ID 103093