Table 1

Annotated gene copy number for five species of insects and the crustacean Daphnia pulex

Protein family

Dpul

Agam

Aaeg

Dmel

Tcas

Amel


Recognition

PGRP

0

7

8

13

6

4

TEP

7

13

8

6

4

4

GNBP

11

7

7

3

3

2

Scavenger A

6

5

5

5

4

3

C-type-lectin

6

25

39

34

16

10

Galectin

3

10

12

5

3

2

Transduction

Toll/Toll related

7

10

12

9

9

5

Relish

1

2

3

3

2

2

MyD88

1

1

1

1

1

1

Pelle

1

1

1

1

1

1

Tube

0

1

1

1

1

1

Cactus

1

1

1

1

1

3

Imd

1

1

1

1

1

1

STAT

1

2

1

1

1

1

Attack

Chitinase

17

13

19

16

16

5

Prophenoloxidase

1

9

10

3

3

1

Caspase

8

15

10

8

8

1

Nitric oxide synthase

2

1

1

1

1

1

Others

Argonaute

2

2

2

2

2

2

Dicer

3

2

2

2

2

1*

DSCAM

1

1

1

1

NK

1

Gemini

1

NK

NK

1

NK

1

Dorsal

1

1

2

1

NK

2


* two copies of dicer seemed likely for A. mellifera, but could not be confirmed.

Genes are classified according to function and displays the current number of annotated gene copies of each gene in the waterflea D. pulex (Dpul), the mosquitoes Anopheles gambiae (Agam) and Aedes aegypti (Aaeg), the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster (Dmel), the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum (Tcas), and the honey bee Apis mellifera (Amel). Gene counts were gathered from [7,8,22] and public genome databases [24-26]. Please note that gene copy number may differ slightly among sources. NK indicates that the gene is not annotated from that taxon. Sequences of all of the Daphnia pulex gene models are available in Additional File 5.

McTaggart et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10:175   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-175

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