Additional file 9.

Table presenting the summary of chemoreceptor gene families in Caenorhabditis elegans. Good genes refers to the number of genes we predict will encode functional receptors in the reference N2 genome. Defective genes are all other genes that encode at least half of the family-typical protein; they are about equally divided between those with a single defect (flatliners, potentially defective alleles in N2 [28]) and those with multiple defects (presumed fixed pseudogenes).

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