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Table 1 Sporisorium scitamineum genome statistics compared to that of other sequenced smut fungi

From: Genome sequencing of Sporisorium scitamineum provides insights into the pathogenic mechanisms of sugarcane smut

Genome specifics Ss Uh Um Sr
Assembly statistics
Total contig length (Mb) 19.8 20.7 19.7 18.2
Total number of contigs 321 2,953 275 915
Total scaffold length (Mb) 19.9 21.2 19.7 18.5
Total number of scaffolds 58 713 275 45
Average base coverage (X) 213 20 10 20
N50 contig (kb) 41 15.8 127 36
N50 scaffold (kb) 884.0 307.7 127.0 772.3
GC content (%) 54.85 52.00 54.00 59.70
Coding sequence
Percentage coding (%) 64.4 59.9 64.1 66.9
Average gene size (bp) 1,936 1,782 1,935 1,852
Average gene density (kb/gene) 2.98 2.91 3.01 2.73
Protein-coding genes 6,636 7,110 6,548 6,673
Exons 11,521 10,995 11,458 9,751
Average exon size (bp) 1,044 1,102 1,049 1,225
Exons/gene 1.74 1.55 1.75 1.46
Noncoding sequence
Introns 4,885 3,161 4,920 3,078
Introns/gene 0.74 0.44 0.75 0.46
Average intron length (bp) 167 141 128 135
NCBI accession JFOL01000000 CAGI01000001.1 NW_101241.1 FQ311472.1
  1. N50 contig, Size in kilobases of ≥50% of the assembled contigs.
  2. Ss, Sporisorium scitamineum; Uh, Ustilago hordei; Um, Ustilago maydis; Sr, Sporisorium reilianum.