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Table 1 Average GC (A) and relative amounts (B) in percentage of components from unicellular eukaryotes

From: Compositional patterns in the genomes of unicellular eukaryotes

A) Average GC         
Algae O. tauri        59.4(a)
  C. merolae      51.8 55.4  
Diatoms T. pseudonana      47.0   
  P. tricornutum      48.9   
Fungi S. cerevisiae    38.5     
  C. glabrata   35.7 38.9 43.5    
  A. gossypii      50.7 53.8  
  C. neoformans      48.9   
Flagellate protozoans T. brucei     43.2 47.5   
  T. cruzi      49.6 54.7  
Parasitic protist T. gondii      52.7 55.0  
Amoeba D. discoideum 28.4(a)       
Malaria parasites P. falciparum 19.4(a)       
  P. chabaudi 22.5(a)       
  P. berghei 22.0(a)       
  P. knowlesi   35.0 38.5 42.8    
  P. vivax   32.6 39.1 43.7 46.2 53.7  
  Overall average   34.2 38.8 43.5 48.8 54.4  
    L1 L2 H1 H2 H3  
  Vertebrates (b)   36.2 39.1 43.3 48.3 54.8  
  Invertebrates (b)   35.5 39.3 43.0 47.1 54.5  
B) Relative amount         
Algae O. tauri        ~100(c)
  C. merolae      88.2 10.9  
Diatoms T. pseudonana      ~100(c)   
  P. tricornutum     3.6 96.4(c)   
Fungi S. cerevisiae    95.0 0.7    
  C. glabrata   16.0 79.0 5.5    
  A. gossypii      60.0 40.0  
  C. neoformans      ~100(c)   
Flagellate protozoans T. brucei     18.9 76.7   
  T. cruzi      78.8 23.7  
Parasitic protist T. gondii      83.0 17  
Amoeba D. discoideum ~100(c)       
Malaria parasites P. falciparum ~100(c)       
  P. chabaudi ~100(c)       
  P. berghei ~100(c)       
  P. knowlesi   7.5    45.5 47.0  
  P. vivax   11.7 6.4 37.0 47.8 2.7  
  1. (a)These genomes were excluded from the calculation of the overall average because of their extreme values.
  2. (b)For the sake of comparison the overall average is reported for isochore families from vertebrate and invertebrate genomes analyzed in Costantini et al. [4] and Cammarano et al. [5].
  3. (c)These values included minor components.