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Table 1 Summary of genes detected in the S. salmonicida genome.

From: A genomic survey of the fish parasite Spironucleus salmonicida indicates genomic plasticity among diplomonads and significant lateral gene transfer in eukaryote genome evolution

  EST GSS contigs published TOTAL
Cellular processes 26 46 1 1 74
   Cell communication 6 1    7
   Cell growth and death 6 14    20
   Cell motility 1 6    7
   Development   1    1
   unclassified 13 24 1 1 39
Environmental information processing 34 53 3   92
   Ligand-receptor interaction 2 2    4
   Membrane transport 1 5 2   8
   Signal transduction 28 44 1   73
   unclassified 3 4    7
Genetic information processing 126 58   5 189
   Folding, sorting and degradation 30 16   2 47
   Replication and repair 9 13    22
   Transcription   11    11
   Translation 82 13   1 96
   unclassified 5 5   2 12
Metabolism 99 110 6 21 236
   Amino acid metabolism 17 16 1 4 38
   Carbohydrate metabolism 28 29 1 9 67
   Energy metabolism 18 12   5 35
   Glycan biosynthesis and metabolism   4 1   5
   Lipid metabolism 5 8   1 14
   Metabolism of cofactors and vitamins 6   1   7
   Metabolism of other amino acids 1 1    2
   Nucleotide metabolism 19 38 2 1 60
   unclassified 4 2   1 7
Conserved hypothetical protein 189 528 15   732
Hypothetical protein    13   13
Ribosomal RNA    2   2
tRNA   20    20
Total 473 817 40 27 1357