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Table 1 Statistical results of bidirectional promoters and bidirectional genes in the eight selected eukaryotes.

From: The preservation of bidirectional promoter architecture in eukaryotes: what is the driving force?

Organism Number of bidirectional promoters Number of bidirectional genes Number of all protein coding genes Percentage of bidirectional genes
Homo sapiens 1178 2348 20686 11.35%
Mus musculus 1311 2617 22793 11.48%
Rattus norvegicus 698 1393 22925 6.08%
Bos taurus 574 1144 19030 6.01%
Gallus gallus 687 1367 15310 8.93%
Drosophila melanogaster 2210 4398 13671 32.17%
Caenorhabditis elegans 1813 3612 20212 17.87%
Saccharomyces cerevisiae 1864 3423 6664 51.37%
  1. The statistical results about the bidirectional pairs and involved genes, the genome c-value for the eight organisms were also enclosed in the table.