Table 1 Genomes of Symbiodinium microadriaticum, Symbiodinium minutum, and Symbiodinium kawagutii.

From: Genomes of coral dinoflagellate symbionts highlight evolutionary adaptations conducive to a symbiotic lifestyle

   Symbiodinium microadriaticum Symbiodinium minutum Symbiodinium kawagutii
Genome Genome file used v1.0 v1.0 (Jun 2013) Nov 2015
Total scaffold length (bp) 808,242,489 609,476,485 935,067,369
Scaffold N50 (bp) 573,512 125,226 380,908
Total contig length (bp) 746,043,463 603,743,338 902,990,605
Contig N50 (bp) 34,883 62,714 47,143
GC content, N excluded (%) 50.5 43.5 45.5
Genes Number of genes 49,109 41,925 36,850
Mean gene length (bp) 12,898 11,961 3,788
Gene models with EST support (%) 76.3 77.2^ 72.8*
Exons Mean coding region length (bp) 2,389 2,027 1,041
Number of exons per gene 21.8 19.9 4.1
Mean length (bp) 109.5 101.7 255.7
Total length (Mb) 117.3 85.0 38.4
Introns Genes with introns (%) 98.2 95.4 64.1
Mean length (bp) 504.7 516.6 893.4
Total length (Mb) 516.1 410.1 101.2
Predominant first two nucleotides at donor splice sites GC/GT/GA GT/GC/GA GT/GC
Intergenic Average length (bp) 3,633 2,253 18,035
Unidirectional arrangement of genes Yes Yes^ Yes
  1. ^Data from Shoguchi et al.10.
  2. *Data from Lin et al.11.