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Table 2 Overview of gene features from L. minor and three other monocotyledonous plants

From: The first draft genome of the aquatic model plant Lemna minor opens the route for future stress physiology research and biotechnological applications

Species L. minor S. polyrhiza O. sativa Z. mays
Genome size (Mbp) 481 158 430 2.067
No. Of genes 22,382 19,623 39,045 63,480
Mean gene length (bp) 2738 3458 2853 4653
Median gene length (bp) 1934 2245 1654 2397
Mean CDS length 1332 1108 1064 1206
Median CDS length 1146 903 849 996
Mean exon length 208 213 259 333
Median exon length 138 121 139 178
Mean exons per mRNA 4.8 5.2 4.9 5.5
Median exons per mRNA 3 4 3 4
Mean intron length 209 560 418 878
Median intron length 103 178 170 144