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Table 2 Atg8 subfamilies in metazoan lineages

From: Atg8: an autophagy-related ubiquitin-like protein family

   Number of genes
Lineage Representative species GATE-16 GABARAP LC3
Mammals Human 1 2 4
Amphibians Xenopus tropicalis (Western clawed frog) 1 1 4
Fish Danio rerio (zebrafish) 1 3 4
Cephalochordates Branchiostoma floridae (amphioxus) 1 1 2
Tunicates Ciona savignyi (Pacific transparent sea squirt) 1 1 2
Echinoderms Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (California purple sea urchin) 2 1 2
Mollusks Aplysia californica (California sea slug) 1 1 2
Flat worms Schmidtea mediterranea (planarian)
Schistosoma mansoni (trematode)
1
1
1
1
1
-
Nematodes Caenorhabditis elegans - 1 1
Insects Drosophila melanogaster
Apis mellifera (honey bee)
-
-
2
1
-
1
Segmented worms Capitella teleta 1 1 2
Cnidarians Nematostella vectensis (starlet sea anemone) 1 1 2
Sponges Amphimedon queenslandica 2 1 2