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Table 3 Distribution of glutamine codons in both ciliate MT subfamilies

From: The Tetrahymena metallothionein gene family: twenty-one new cDNAs, molecular characterization, phylogenetic study and comparative analysis of the gene expression under different abiotic stressors

CdMT Glutamine codons
CAA UAA UAG CAG Total
TpigMT-1 3 1 0 0 4
TpyrMT-1 0 0 0 0 0
TpyrMT-2 2 10 2 0 14
TtheMTT1 2 4 1 0 7
TtheMTT3 2 5 1 1 9
TtheMTT5 2 1 0 0 3
TrosMTT1 2 2 0 0 4
TtroMTT1 3 1 0 0 4
TmobMT1 4 1 0 0 5
TvorMT1 4 0 0 0 4
ThegMT1 2 2 0 0 4
ThegMT2 2 4 2 0 8
ThegMT3 1 3 0 1 5
ThegMT4 1 10 5 1 17
TborMTT1 2 4 0 0 6
TborMTT2 3 3 1 0 7
TelliMTT1 1 6 2 0 9
TelliMTT2 3 5 3 0 11
TmalaMTT1 1 5 1 0 7
TmalaMTT2 3 3 1 0 7
TmalaMTT3 2 5 0 0 7
TmalaMTT4 0 5 0 0 5
TpatMTT1 2 4 1 0 7
TpatMTT2 2 4 5 0 11
TamerMTT1 1 4 1 0 6
TamerMTT2 2 4 1 0 7
Total (%) a 52 (29.21 %) 96 (53.93 %) 27 (15.17 %) 3 (1.69 %) 178 (100 %)
CuMT  
TpigMT-2 6 0 0 0 6
TtheMTT2 4 0 0 0 4
TtheMTT4 4 0 0 0 4
TrosMTT2 5 0 0 0 5
TtroMT1 5 0 0 1 6
TtroMT2 2 0 1 1 4
Sp1.7-MT1 3 2 2 0 7
TelliMTT6 5 1 0 0 6
TelliMTT8 3 2 0 0 5
TmalaMTT5 3 1 0 0 4
TborMTT3 4 7 2 0 13
TborMTT4 2 0 0 0 2
TborMTT6 4 7 2 0 13
TborMTT7 5 2 1 0 8
TborMTT8 5 0 0 0 5
TamerMTT3 4 0 0 0 4
ImMTT2 1 9 0 0 10
Total (%) a 65 (61.32 %) 31 (29.24 %) 8 (7.55 %) 2 (1.89 %) 106 (100 %)
  1. New MTs reported in this study are in bold text.a Total glutamine residues using a type of codon and percentage