Table 1 Comparison of reference genomes among Lepidopterans.

From: Outbred genome sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in butterflies

  Pm Px Hm Dp Bm PLX
Chromosome number (n) 31* 30* 21 29–30 28§ 31||
Genome size (Mb) based on the bases in contigs and in scaffolds 265/281 231/244 274/269 242/249 432/481§ 385/394||
Genome size (Mb) measured by C-value 234256 218238 300# 290# 520# NA
N50 of contig (kb)/scaffold (Mb) 81/1.15 492/3.4 51/0.2 51/0.7 13/3.7§ 49/0.72||
TE (% genome) 21.10 20.26 28.47 12.21 21.1§ 33.97||
Number of protein-coding genes 15,499 15,322 15,984** 16,866 14,623§ 18,071||
  1. Bm, B. mori; Dp, D. plexippus; Hm, H. melpomene; Plx, P. xylostella; Pm, P. machaon; Px, P. xuthus.
  2. *From Maeki59.
  3. From Dasmahapatra et al.8
  4. From Zhan et al.7
  5. §From Xia et al.60
  6. ||From You et al.13
  7. From Zhan et al.61
  8. #From Gregory et al.62
  9. **Predicted in this study using the same pipeline as in Pm and Px.