Table 1

AT- and GT-content of mtDNA genes from R. compacta compared to mtDNAs of Enteropneusta.

Rhabdopleura compacta

Balanoglossus carnosus

Balanoglossus clavigerus


tRNA genes

AT-content % (total)

65.7 (964)

52.6 (823)

53.4 (832)


GT-content % (total)

56.7 (833)

51.0 (797)

50.8 (792)


rRNA genes

AT-content % (total)

68.8 (1502)

55.2 (1276)

55.4 (1283)


GT-content % (total)

64.3 (1404)

43.1 (998)

42.6 (986)


Protein-coding genes

AT-content % (total)

65.7 (8012)

50.5 (5851)

52.4 (6209)


GT-content % (total)

73.4 (8955)

45.4 (5260)

45.2 (5359)


Perseke et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:134   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-134

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