Table 1

Genome characteristics of Apicomplexans
Speciesa
Features Pf Tp Ta Bb Te
Size (Mbp) 22.8 8.3 8.35 8.2 11.6
Number of chromosomes 14 4 4 4 4
Total G+C composition (%) 19.4 34.1 32.5 41.8 39.5
Size of apicoplast genome (kbp) 35 39.5 Nre 33 47.8
Size of mitochondrial genome (kbp)b 6 L 6 L 6L 6 L 9 L
# of nuclear protein coding genes 5268 4035 3807 3670 5330
Average CDS length (bp)c 2283 1407 1600 1514 1472
Percent genes with introns 53.9 73.6 70.6 61.5 52.4
Mean length of intergenic region (bp) 1694 405 396 589 550
G+C composition of intergenic region 13.8 26.2 24.1 37 39.3
G+C composition of exons (%) 23.7 37.6 35.7 44 39.8
G+C composition of introns (%) 13.6 25.4 24.4 35.9 37.6
Percent coding 52.6 68.4 72.9 70.2 69.3
Gene densityd 4338 2057 2195 2228 2185

a Pf = P. falciparum, Tp = T. parva, Ta = T. annulata, Bb = B. bovis, Te = T. equi.

b L indicates the presence of a linear genome.

c not including introns.

d genome size/number of protein coding genes.

e not reported.

Kappmeyer et al.

Kappmeyer et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:603   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-603

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