Scaling laws in the functional content of genomes.

  title={Scaling laws in the functional content of genomes.},
  author={Erik van Nimwegen},
  journal={Trends in genetics : TIG},
  volume={19 9},
With the number of sequenced genomes now over one hundred, and the availability of rough functional annotations for a substantial proportion of their genes, it has become possible to study the statistics of gene content across genomes. Here I show that, for many high-level functional categories, the number of genes in the category scales as a power-law in… CONTINUE READING