Table 5

The genome size and ploidy level of representative green plants and the number of tRNase Zs encoded by their genomes

Species

Common name

No. tRNase Z#

Ploidy level

Genome size (Mbp)

Refs


Arabidopsis thaliana

Mouse-ear cress

4

Diploid

125

[73]

Brachypodium distachyon

Purple false brome

3

Diploid

272

[74]

Carica papaya

Papaya

3

Diploid

372

[75]

Cucumis sativus

Cucumber

3

Diploid

367

[76]

Glycine max

Soybean

4

Diploid

1100

[77]

Oryza sativa japonica

Rice

3

Diploid

389

[78]

Populus trichocarpa

Black cottonwood or poplar

3

Diploid

485

[79]

Ricinus communis

Castor bean

3

Diploid

350

[80]

Setaria italica

Foxtail millet

5

Diploid

490

[81]

Sorghum bicolor

Sorghum

4

Diploid

730

[82]

Vitis vinifera

Grape

3

Diploid

505

[83]

Zea mays

Maize

3

Diploid

2300

[84]


The genome size and ploidy level were obtained from the Plant DNA C-values database http://www.kew.org/cvalues/ webcite.

#The number of tRNase Zs

Fan et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:219   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-219

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