Table 2.3Compactness of the yeast, fruit-fly and human genomes

FeatureYeastFruit flyHuman
Gene density (average number per Mb)4797611
Introns per gene (average)0.0439
Amount of the genome that is taken up by genome-wide repeats3.4%12%44%

From: Chapter 2, Genome Anatomies

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Genomes. 2nd edition.
Brown TA.
Oxford: Wiley-Liss; 2002.
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