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Table 2 Main features of the N. apis genome in comparison with N. ceranae

From: Genome sequencing and comparative genomics of honey bee microsporidia, Nosema apis reveal novel insights into host-parasite interactions

  N. apis N. ceranae
Size (Mb) 8.5 7.86
GC percentage (total genome) (%) 18.78 26
GC percentage in coding sequences (%) 25 27
GC percentage in 3rd position 13 18
tRNA genes (#) 62 65
Protein coding genes (CDSs) 2771 2614
Gene density (genes/kb) 0.326 0.33
Percent coding (%) 26.8 24.2