TABLE 1.

Features of the Neurospora genome

FeatureValueNo. (%) of genes with BLASTP hitsaNo. (%) of genes with BBH hitsb
General
    Size (bp)38,044,345
    No. of chromosomes7
    %G+C50
    Protein-coding genes10,082
    Protein-coding genes >100 aac9,200
    Introns17,118
    tRNA genes424
    5S rRNA74
    Percent coding44
    Avg gene size (bp)1,673 (481 aa)
    Avg intron size (bp)135.4
    Avg intergenic distance (bp)1,953
Predicted protein-coding sequences
    Identified by similarity to known sequences1,336 (13%)
    Conserved hypothetical proteins4,606 (46%)
    Predicted proteins (no simi- larity to known sequences)4,140 (41%)
Organism comparison
    Schizosaccharomyces pombe3,883 (39)2,225 (22)
    Saccharomyces cerevisiae3,722 (37)2,209 (22)
    Drosophila melanogaster3,120 (31)1,619 (16)
    Caenorhabditis elegans2,986 (30)1,521 (15)
    Arabidopsis thaliana3,291 (33)1,756 (17)
    Homo sapiens3,379 (34)1,350 (13)
  • a At e < 1e-5.

  • b BBH, best bidirectional hit.

  • c aa, amino acid.