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Table 2 Classification of overlapping genes based on gene expression orientation.

From: Overlapping genes in the human and mouse genomes

  Same-strand overlaps Different-strand overlaps
  Not-embedded Embedded Divergent Convergent Embedded
Human 6 (11.1%) 48 (88.9%) 157 (25.5%) 281 (45.7%) 177 (28.8%)
Mouse 12 (21.1%) 45 (78.9%) 80 (16.1%) 268 (53.9%) 149 (30.0%)