Table 1The current “top ten”protein families in the nematode

G-protein-coupled receptors179
Protein kinases169
C4 zinc finger (nuclear hormone receptor) proteins54
GTPase superfamily (Ras, G proteins, EF-Tu)52
Homeobox proteins45
RNA recognition motif (RNA-binding) proteins43
Short-chain dehydrogenases (ADH-like)34
Tyrosine protein phosphatases33
ABC transporters32

Based on computational analysis of 7299 predicted genes (Wormpep release 11). The numbers are preliminary and should be considered illustrative, not definitive.

From: Section VII, Tentative Conclusions

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