Table 1

Statistical results of bidirectional promoters and bidirectional genes in the eight selected eukaryotes.

Organism

Number of bidirectional promoters

Number of bidirectional genes

Number of all protein coding genes

Percentage of bidirectional genes


Homo sapiens

1178

2348

20686

11.35%

Mus musculus

1311

2617

22793

11.48%

Rattus norvegicus

698

1393

22925

6.08%

Bos taurus

574

1144

19030

6.01%

Gallus gallus

687

1367

15310

8.93%

Drosophila melanogaster

2210

4398

13671

32.17%

Caenorhabditis elegans

1813

3612

20212

17.87%

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

1864

3423

6664

51.37%


The statistical results about the bidirectional pairs and involved genes, the genome c-value for the eight organisms were also enclosed in the table.

Xu et al. BMC Systems Biology 2012 6(Suppl 1):S21   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-6-S1-S21

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