Table 2

Features of Musa genes in comparison with those of Arabidopsis and rice.

Musa1

Arabidopsis2

Rice3


GC content: overall (%)

39.0

36.0

43.5

Exons (%)

48.4

44.2

53.1

Introns (%)

38.4

32.3

38.7

Intergenic (%)

38.5

31.2

41.4

Exon length (bp)

252

276

312

Intron length (bp)

366

169

364

Number of exons/gene

4.8

5.4

4.2

Gene length (bp)

2,504

2,232

2,519

Protein length (aa)

411

417

437

Gene density (kb/gene)

4.1

4.5

6.2


1Based on 1.8 Mb of genomic sequences

2[18]

3[120]

Lescot et al. BMC Genomics 2008 9:58   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-58

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