Typical fraction of intergenic DNA in bacteria & coding DNA in multicellular species

Range fraction of intergenic DNA in bacteria <5%: fraction of coding DNA in multicellular species <5% %
Organism Various
Reference Michael Lynch and Georgi K. Marinov, The bioenergetic costs of a gene, PNAS 2015 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514974112 p.3 left column top paragraph
Primary Source [15] Lynch M (2006) Streamlining and simplification of microbial genome architecture. Annu Rev Microbiol 60: 327 – 349 [16] Lynch M, Bobay LM, Catania F, Gout JF, Rho M (2011) The repatterning of eukaryotic genomes by random genetic drift. Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet 12: 347 – 366. doi: 10.1146/annurev-genom-082410-101412.PubMed ID16824010, 21756106
Comments P.3 left column top paragraph:"These results provide a quantitative basis for understanding the evolutionary maintenance of highly streamlined bacterial genomes, which typically have <5% intergenic DNA and generally few (if any) introns or mobile elements (primary source 15), in contrast to the bloated genomes of multicellular species, which typically contain <5% coding DNA and harbor massive numbers of large introns and mobile elements (primary source 16)."
Entered by Uri M
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