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Table 2 Gene content among sequenced eukaryotes

From: Goodbye to 'one by one' genetics

Organism Approximate number of genes Reference
Yeast 6,000 [6,54]
Worm 19,000 [7]
Fruitfly 14,000 [8]
Mustard weed 25,500 [4]
Human 25,000-40,000 [9,10]