Percent of genome that is transposable elements

Value 3.1 %
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Kim JM, Vanguri S, Boeke JD, Gabriel A, Voytas DF. Transposable elements and genome organization: a comprehensive survey of retrotransposons revealed by the complete Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome sequence. Genome Res. 1998 May8(5):464-78PubMed ID9582191
Method Full chromosome sequences were obtained from the Saccharomyces Genome Database (http://genome-www.stanford. edu/Saccharomyces/). Large chromosome sequences were segmented and formatted for use with software from the Genetics Computer Group (GCG) (Devereux et al. 1984).
Comments Overall, retrotransposon sequences constitute >377 kb or 3.1% of the genome. The lack of evidence in the genome sequence for non-LTR-retrotransposons or any of the classes of transposable elements that replicate through DNA intermediates, prompted substituting "retrotransposons" with "transposable elements" in the property name
Entered by Uri M
ID 103831