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Table 1 Gene content comparisons between plastid genomes.

From: Plastid genomes of two brown algae, Ectocarpus siliculosus and Fucus vesiculosus: further insights on the evolution of red-algal derived plastids

Genes   Species
  No. Heterokonts Hapto Crypto Rhodophytes
   Esil Fves Vlit Haka Ptri Osin Tpse Ehux Gthe Rsal Gten Ppur Ccal Cmer
83 genes listed in Table S3*, rpl36, rbcR, ccsA 86 + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
rpoC1, rpoC2, ycf35, ycf46 4 + + +/- + + + + + + + + + +/- -
cbbX, ccs1, tatC 3 + + + + + + + + + + + - +/- +
petL, petM 2 + + + + + + + + + + - + - +
thiG, thisS 2 + + + + + + + + - - + +/- + +
dnaB, ftsH, petF, psaE, psbX, rpl1, rpl4, rpl11, rpl12, rpl13, rpl18, rpl24, rpl29, rpl32, rpl35, rps20, sufC, ycf33 18 + + + + + + + - + + + + +/- +
psbY 1 + + + + + - + - - + - - - +
ycf41, ycf42, ycf66 3 + + + +/- + +/- + - - - - - - -
psbW, secG, tsf 3 + + +/- - + + + +/- + + +/- +/- +/- +/-
ftrB, ilvB, ilvH 3 + + + + - - - - + + + + +/- +/-
ycf65 1 + + + + - - - + - - + - + +
acsF, petJ, rps1, ycf34, ycf54 5 + + +/- + - - - - - - +/- +/- +/- +/-
chlB, chlL, chlN, rpl9 4 + + + - - - - - - - +/- +/- +/- +/-
ycf19, ycf37 2 + + + - - - - +/- + + + + + +/-
Escp124 (FvORF76) ~ ycf60 1 + + + - - - - + - - + - + +
Escp152 (FvORF501) 1 + + - - - - - - - - - - - -
hlip ~ ycf17 1 + - + - - - - - + + - + + +
syfB 1 + - - - + - - - - - + + - -
Escp36, Escp117, Escp161 3 + - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  1. E. siliculosus (Esil) and F. vesiculosus (Fves) cpDNAs were compared with those of other heterokonts, haptophyte (Hapto), cryptophytes (Crypto) and rhodophytes. Presence (+), absence (-) or presence of only a subset (+/-) of the genes listed in the first column is indicated. Species abbreviations: Vaucheria litorea (Vlit), Heterosigma akashiwo (Haka), Phaeodactylum tricornutum (Ptri), Odontella sinensis (Osin), Thalassiosira pseudonana (Tpeu), Emiliania huxleyi (Ehux), Guillardia theta (Gthe), Rhodomonas salina (Rsal), Gracilaria tenuistitipata (Gten), Porphyra purpurea (Ppur), Cyanidium caldarium (Ccal), Cyanidioschyzon merolae (Cmer).
  2. (*) see additional file 2.