Table 1

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

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 97%

About 94%

ESTs in GenBank

61,913

133,871


*Data from [6,7].

Vardi et al. Genome Biology 2008 9:245   doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-12-245