Summary of genome sequence data from 81 prokaryotes

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Organism prokaryote
Reference Xu L, Chen H, Hu X, Zhang R, Zhang Z, Luo ZW. Average gene length is highly conserved in prokaryotes and eukaryotes and diverges only between the two kingdoms. Mol Biol Evol. 2006 Jun23(6):1107-8. Supplementary Table 2PubMed ID16611645
Primary Source See refs on right-most column of table
Method Supplementary information methods:"[Investigators] have surveyed 82 prokaryotes and 19 eukaryotes and illustrated in the Supplementary Table the list of genome sequence size (N) in kilo-base-pair (kb), the number of predicted genes (n), the ratio of coding sequence over the genome sequence (r) for each of these species and validation information about the eukaryotes’ genome coding sequences together with the key reference from which the information was collected. From the data, [they] calculated the mean length of genic coding sequence (MLGCS) within each of the species as L = N×r/n, and regressed the estimates of L on the size of genome coding sequence (N×r) for each of two species groups."
Entered by Uri M
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