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Table 1 Summary of the average number of genes per genome across the taxonomic spectrum.

From: funRNA: a fungi-centered genomics platform for genes encoding key components of RNAi

Kingdom Phylum Subphylum Argonaute* Dicer* RdRP*
Chromalveolata    0 0 0.15 (0-2)
Chromista    2.75 (0-6) 0.25 (0-1) 0.88 (0-3)
Fungi Ascomycota Pezizomycotina 2.66 (1-7) 1.9 (0-3) 3.04 (2-5)
   Saccharomycotina 0.08 (0-1) 0 0
   Taphrinomycotina 0.83 (0-1) 0.83 (0-1) 0.83 (0-1)
  Basidiomycota Agaricomycotina 5.68 (0-10) 2.46 (0-4) 6.93 (0-14)
   Pucciniomycotina 2.25 (2-3) 2 (0-5) 3.25 (1-5)
   Ustilaginomycotina 0 0 0
   Wallemiomycetes** 0 0 0
   Blastocladiomycetes** 8 1 0
  Chytridiomycota N/D 3.33 (2-6) 3.00 (3) 0.33 (0-1)
  Microsporidia N/D 0.50 (0-1) 0.25 (0-1) 0
  Zygomycota Mucoromycotina 2.33 (2-3) 1.33 (1-2) 4.00 (3-5)
Metazoa    9.88 (1-49) 2.24 (0-7) 1.27 (0-9)
Viridiplantae Chlorophyta   0.90 (0-2) 0.40 (0-2) 0.30 (0-1)
  Streptophyta   13.55 (6-25) 4.86 (0-11) 7.27 (3-14)
Other
eukaryotes
   1.76 (0-14) 0.29 (0-3) 0.76 (0-4)
  1. * Range of number of genes is shown in parentheses.
  2. ** Class name is shown if no subphylum name is assigned.