Number of protein-encoding genes

Range 32,540 genes
Organism Corn Zea mays
Reference Schnable et al., The B73 maize genome: complexity, diversity, and dynamics. Science. 2009 Nov 20 326(5956):1112-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1178534. p.1113 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19965430
Method "Protein-encoding and microRNA (miRNA) (26) genes were predicted from assembled or improved BAC (Bacterial Artificial Chromosome) contigs by a combination of evidence-based (27) and ab initio approaches, projected to B73 RefGen_v1, and subsequently filtered to a set of 32,540 protein-encoding and 150 miRNA genes (supporting online material) (fig. S2)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110565