Table 1

Species overview

Organism

Classification

Type

# Proteins

# Enzymes


Homo sapiens

Metazoa

F

25,798

324

Escherichia coli

Bacteria

FP

4,149

322

Candida albicans

Fungi

FP

14,629

299

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Fungi

F

5,880

252

Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Fungi

F

5,003

233

Dictyostelium discoideum

Amoebozoa

F

13,437

228

Drosophila melanogaster

Metazoa

F

14,023

217

Caenorhabditis elegans

Metazoa

F

20,185

214

Trypanosoma cruzi

Euglenozoa

OP

19,607

171

Leishmania major

Euglenozoa

OP

8,265

163

Trypanosoma brucei

Euglenozoa

OP

8,712

146

Plasmodium falciparum

Apicomplexa

OP

5,262

139

Entamoeba histolytica

Amoebozoa

OP

8,162

115

Theileria parva

Apicomplexa

OP

4,061

97

Cryptosporidium hominis

Apicomplexa

OP

3,885

69

Encephalitozoon cuniculi

Fungi

OP

1,996

62


Species included in the study, their scientific classification, predicted numbers of protein-coding genes (according to the KEGG Genes database), and the numbers of enzymes (KEGG Pathway database) used for reconstruction of core metabolic networks (OP, obligate endoparasite; F, free-living; FP, facultative parasite).

Nerima et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:217   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-217

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