Table 1

A comprehensive collection of OR genes in complete mammalian genomes

Organism

Species name

Genome assemblya

Number of OR genesb

Number of genomic clusterswith more than one gene

Number of singleton clusters(a single gene)


Human

Homo sapiens

hg17

851 (765)

50

30

Dog

Canis familiaris

canFam1

922 (804)

45

14

Mouse

Mus musculus

mm6

1,296 (1,228)

43

20

Rat

Rattus norvegicus

rn3

1,758 (1,654)

53

33

Opossum

Monodelphis domestica

monDom1

1,518 (1,518)

92

71

Chicken

Gallus gallus

galGal2

554 (45)

7

4


aFormal release name as appears in UCSC genome browser [56]. bIn parentheses: the number of genes used in this study after discarding genes that are mapped to 'chrUn' or 'random', and human genes from subfamily OR7E. OR, olfactory receptor; UCSC, University of California at Santa Cruz.

Aloni et al. Genome Biology 2006 7:R88   doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-10-r88

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