Sequence and analysis of chromosome 2 of Dictyostelium discoideum

  title={Sequence and analysis of chromosome 2 of Dictyostelium discoideum},
  author={Gernot Gl{\"o}ckner and Ludwig Eichinger and Karol Szafranski and Justin A. Pachebat and A. T. Bankier and Paul H. Dear and R{\"u}diger Lehmann and Cornelia Baumgart and Gen{\'i}s Parra and Josep F. Abril and Roderic Guig{\'o} and Kai Kumpf and Budi Tunggal and Edward Cox and Michael A. Quail and Matthias Platzer and Andr{\'e} Rosenthal and Angelika A. Noegel and Bart G. Barrell and Marie-Ad{\`e}le Rajandream and Jeffrey G. Williams and Robert R Kay and Adam Kuspa and Richard Gibbs and Richard Sucgang and Donna M. Muzny and Brian Desany and Kathy Zeng and Baoli Zhu and Pieter J. de Jong and Theodor Dingermann and G{\"u}nther Gerisch and Peter Philippsen and Michael Schleicher and Stephan C. Schuster and Thomas Winckler},
The genome of the lower eukaryote Dictyostelium discoideum comprises six chromosomes. Here we report the sequence of the largest, chromosome 2, which at 8 megabases (Mb) represents about 25% of the genome. Despite an A + T content of nearly 80%, the chromosome codes for 2,799 predicted protein coding genes and 73 transfer RNA genes. This gene density, about 1 gene per 2.6 kilobases (kb), is surpassed only by Saccharomyces cerevisiae (one per 2 kb) and is similar to that of Schizosaccharomyces… CONTINUE READING
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