Table 5

Phylogenetic specificity of the genes in each gene category
Phylogenetic class1 Sexual Constitutive Vegetative
Neurospora orphans Obs 100*** 656 54
Exp 67.3 664.7 77.9
Pezizomycotina-specific Obs 206** 1771*** 117
Exp 174.1 1718.5 201.4
Ascomycota core Obs 6 91 9
Exp 8.8 87.0 10.2
Dikarya core Obs 68 582 73
Exp 60.1 593.3 69.5
Eukaryote/Prokaryote core Obs 77 1448 290***
Exp 150.9 1489.5 174.6
Other/unknown Obs 17/35 90/387 17/29
Exp 10.3/37.5 101.8/370.1 11.9/43.4

1Phylogenetic class from Kasuga et al. [35] are defined as the level of specificity in the tree of life at which homologues of the N. crassa genes are found in genomes of other organisms.

* P <0.05, ** P <0.01, *** P <0.001: p-values for enriched classes are due to Fisher exact test with Benjamini and Hochberg multiple testing correction.

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Nygren et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:229   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-229

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