Table 1

Information about each species and the number of intron gains and losses found within each species

Species Name

Assembled Genome Size

Protein Coding Genes

Number of Introns

Average Intron Size(bp)

Introns Analyzed

Gained Introns

Lost Introns


D. melanogaster

118 Mb

13, 919

53, 459

1, 482

1, 401

0

4


D. sechellia

115 Mb

16, 467

41, 655

799

1, 391

6

13


D. yakuba

127 Mb

16, 077

42, 642

824

1, 392

0

3


D. erecta

134 Mb

15, 044

40, 986

835

1, 397

0

2


D. ananassae

176 Mb

15, 069

41, 345

1, 026

1, 391

11

21


D. pseudoobscura

127 Mb

16, 062

41, 804

823

1, 372

2

2


D. persimilis

138 Mb

16, 874

41, 743

949

1, 370

5

3


D. willistoni

187 Mb

15, 512

40, 896

1, 203

1, 338

50

114


D. mojavensis

161 Mb

14, 594

40, 199

1, 075

1, 391

1

13


D. virilis

172 Mb

14, 491

40, 386

1, 071

1, 421

0

3


D. grimshawi

138 Mb

15, 585

41, 370

965

1, 396

2

15


Yenerall et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:364   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-364

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