Skip to main content

Table 2 Comparison of the overall composition of annotated protein coding genes in the B. rapa sequence contigs and euchromatic counterparts in the A. thaliana genome

From: Genome-wide comparative analysis of the Brassica rapa gene space reveals genome shrinkage and differential loss of duplicated genes after whole genome triplication

Feature B. rapa A. thaliana*
Number of sequence contigs 410  
Total sequence length (Mbp) 65.8 75.3
Transposons (%) 6 3
Number of protein coding genes 15,762 19,639
   Number of exons per gene 4.7 5.5
   Intron size (bp) 141 162
   Exon size (bp) 225 230
Average gene size (kbp) 1.6 2.2
Average gene density (kbp/gene) 4.2 3.8
Overall G/C content (%) 35.2 35.8
   Exons 46.3 44.6
   Introns 32.6 32.0
   Intergenic regions 31.3 31.8
  1. *A. thaliana statistics are based on version TAIR7 annotation available on the Arabidopsis Information Resource website [74].