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Table 1 Comparison of the genome properties of Thalassiosira pseudonana and Phaeodactylum tricornutum genomes*

From: Erratum to: Diatom genomes come of age

  Thalassiosira pseudonana Phaeodactylum tricornutum
Genome size (Mb) 32.4 27.4
Predicted genes 11,776 10,402
Introns 17,880 8,169
Number of chromosomes 24 33
G+C content About 48% About 47%
Percentage of genome that is non-coding About 42% About 45%
ESTs in GenBank 61,913 133,871
  1. *Data from [2, 3].