Fraction of protein-coding genes that overlap another such gene

Range ~9 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Tom Strachan & Andrew Read, Human Molecular Genetics, 4th edition 2011 Garland science, Organization of the human genome, Chapter 9 p.266 6th paragraph in link
Comments P.266 6th paragraph: "Whole genome analyses show that about 9% of human protein-coding genes overlap another such gene. More than 90% of the overlaps involve genes transcribed from opposing strands. Sometimes the overlaps are partial, but in other cases small protein-coding genes are located within the introns of larger genes. The NF1 (neurofibromatosis type I) gene, for example, has three small internal genes transcribed from the opposite strand (Figure 9.7B)."
Entered by Uri M
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