Table 1

Number of putative PPO genes identified in available Viridiplantae genomes
Species Estimated Genome Size (Mb)a PPO Genesb
Chlorophytes
green algae (unicellular) Chlamydomonas reinhardtii* 120 0
Micromonas pullisia 15 0
Ostreococcus lucimarinus 13 0
Ostreococcus tauri * 12 0
(multicellular) Volvox carteri* 120 0
Bryophytes
moss Physcomitrella patens* 500 13
Lycophytes
spike moss Selaginella moellendorffii 100 11
Monocotyledonous Anthophytes
purple false brome Brachypodium distachyon* 355 6
rice Oryza sativa* 466 2
foxtail millet Setaria italica 490 4
cereal grass Sorghum bicolor* 760 8
maize Zea mays* 2400 6
Eudicotyledonous Anthophytes
blue columbine Aquilegia coerulea 302 7
lyrate rockcress Arabidopsis lyrata 230 0
thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana* 125 0
papaya Carica papaya* 372 4
cucumber Cucumis sativus* 367 1
soybean Glycine max* 1200 11
cassava Manihot esculenta 760 1
barrel medic Medicago truncatula 500 4
monkey flower Mimulus guttatus 430 9
black poplar Populus trichocarpa* 480 11
peach Prunus persica 290 4
castor bean Ricinus communis* 400 1
grapevine Vitis vinifera* 500 4

a Estimated genome sizes as indicated in NCBI ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomeprj webcite).

b Denotes minimum number of PPO genes as identified from this analysis. Additional putative functional PPO gene models with discrepancies were identified for some genomes, but were excluded from this. For P. trichocarpa, up to 11 putative functional PPO genes have been identified.

* Indicates genomes described in a publication: A. thaliana[25], B. distachyon[26], C. papaya[27], C. reinhardtii[28], C. sativus[29], G. max[30], O. sativa[31], O. tauri[32], P. patens[33], P. trichocarpa[34], R. communis[35], S. bicolor[36], V. vinifera[37], V. carteri[38] and Z. mays[39].

Tran et al.

Tran et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:395   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-395

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