Table 2

Comparison of the percentage distribution of Bombus terrestris Gene Ontology terms (overview GO slim terms) based on the reported EST library and the distribution of Gene Ontology terms for all proteins predicted in each of the Apis mellifera and Tribolium castaneum genomes.

GO slim term*

B. terrestris

A. mellifera

T. castaneum


Molecular function

motor activity

0.4% (14)

0.9%

0.8%

ligase activity

2.0% (64)

2.1%

2.0%

translation regulator activity

<0.1% (2)

<0.1%

<0.1%

signal transducer activity

1.6% (52)

2.7%

3.0% †

catalytic activity

11.8% (381)

10.4%

11.0%

binding

57.0% (1842)

57.8%

55.8%

transferase activity

9.8% (318)

8.6%

8.6%

transporter activity

4.0% (131)

5.6%

6.1% †

transcription regulator activity

2.5% (81)

3.3%

3.1%

antioxidant activity

0.1% (3)

0.1%

0.1%

lyase activity

0.7% (23)

0.7%

0.8%

oxidoreductase activity

5.2% (169)

3.7%

4.8%

isomerase activity

0.5% (17)

0.3%

0.3%

enzyme regulator activity

2.3% (73)

2.3%

2.0%

structural molecule activity

2.1% (67)

1.3%

1.6%

Biological process

response to stimulus

7.0% (274)

5.9%

6.8%

cellular amino acid and derivative metabolic process

1.7% (66)

1.5%

1.7%

behavior

2.8% (111)

2.6%

2.7%

metabolic process

18.4% (718)

14.9% †

16.2%

cell differentiation

5.6% (220)

7.3%

7.1%

cell communication

6.1% (240)

8.1% †

8.3% †

nucleobase, nucleoside, nucleotide and nucleic acid metabolic process

10.2% (400)

6.9% †

6.5% †

extracellular structure organization

0.3% (10)

0.3%

0.2%

multicellular organismal development

10.1% (394)

12.0%

11.8%

cellular process

11.9% (467)

12.0%

11.3%

membrane fusion

0.2% (8)

0.2%

0.2%

transport

8.7% (342)

9.5%

9.7%

regulation of biological process

14.6% (573)

16.0%

14.9%

cell death

1.3% (52)

1.2%

1.4%

cell motion

0.9% (37)

1.4%

1.2%

Cellular component

membrane

18.3% (472)

22.6% †

23.3% †

cell

6.6% (171)

7.6%

8.0%

intracellular

70.8% (1830)

66.0% †

63.6% †

extracellular

4.3% (111)

3.7%

5.1%


Actual counts appear in brackets after the percentage. Major categories of molecular function, biological process and cellular component are treated independently.

* Only manually curated terms were included to improve accuracy

† Also in bold. Statistically significant difference in the representation of the GO slim term between Bombus and the organism referred to in the column (p < 0.0014, Bonferroni-corrected Fisher's exact tests)

Sadd et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:110   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-110

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