Table 1

Annexin genes in different groups of organisms

Group

Number of genes


Vertebrates

Primates

12

Mammals

12

Birds

10

Amphibians

 Western clawed frog

13

 African clawed frog

19

Teleost fish

 Pufferfish

15

 Zebrafish

21

Cartilaginous fish

>1

Invertebrates

Deuterostomes

 Urchins

10

 Tunicates

5

 Lancelets

3

Protostomes

 Molluscs

6

 Crustacea

2

 Insects

4

 Roundworms

4-5

 Flatworms

9

 Cnidaria (Hydra)

4

Mycetozoa

Dictyostelium

2

Fungi

Ascomycetes-Perizomycotina

3

Yeasts

0

Basidiomycetes (mushrooms, rusts)

3

Stramenopiles

Diatoms

3

Moulds

6

Alveolates

Ciliates

3

Plants

Angiosperms

 Dicots

  Rosids

8-13

  Asterids

7

  Caryophyllales

5

 Monocots

10

Amborella, lilies

4

Gymnosperms (cycads, gingkoes, conifers)

3

Ferns

2

Mosses

3

Protists

Diplomonads (Giardia)

~7


Numbers given have been confirmed by sequence data; they are final only for completed genomes of certain mammals (human and mouse), insects (Drosophila) and roundworms (C. elegans).

Moss and Morgan Genome Biology 2004 5:219