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Table 1 Overview of genomes analyzed and the number and type of lateral gene transfer (LGTs) detected

From: Patterns of prokaryotic lateral gene transfers affecting parasitic microbial eukaryotes

Taxa Number of genesa Number of treesb P to Ec, n E to Ed, n LGTe Percentage LGT,%f
Leishmania major 7,111 4,638 63 5 68 0.96
Entamoeba histolytica 9,090 6,331 51 12 63 0.68
Trypanosoma bruceii 9,750 6,191 45 1 46 0.47
Dictyostelium discoideum 13,605 9,921 61 1 62 0.46
Plasmodium falciparum 5,258 4,546 18 1 19 0.36
Giardia lamblia 6,394 1,923 15 6 21 0.36
Plasmodium vivax 5,393 3,766 17 0 17 0.32
Cryptosporidium parvum 4,074 3,515 8 3 11 0.27
Trichomonas vaginalis 59,681 20,729 134 15 149 0.25
Trypanosoma cruzi 20,184 14,598 46 3 49 0.24
Toxoplasma gondii 7,793 3,350 16 0 16 0.21
Plasmodium yoelii yoelii 7,813 5145 16 0 16 0.20
Encephalitozoon cuniculi 1,918 1,122 1 2 3 0.16
Total 15,8064 75,818 492 49 542  
  1. aNumber of protein-coding genes analyzed for each genome.
  2. bNumber of protein-coding genes producing a phylogenetic tree in the primary screen.
  3. cNumber of phylogenetic trees indicative of an LGT where the query organism is separated from other eukaryotes by at least one well-supported node, or the alignment has no other closely related eukaryotes than the query taxa.
  4. dPotential eukaryote-to-eukaryote gene transfers involving at least one of our query taxa.
  5. eTotal number of LGTs. Note that the total numbers of LGTs are not additive because 'deep, ancient, transfers' to Trypanosomatides or Apicomplexa are reported for each species; the underlying LGT is inferred to have occurred once only and in the common ancestor of the group (see Figure 4).
  6. fPercentage of protein-coding genes in each genome that represent LGTs; entries ranked from the highest to the lowest value.