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Table 1 Genomic features of reference strains for four model yeasts.a

From: Diverse transposable element landscapes in pathogenic and nonpathogenic yeast models: the value of a comparative perspective

Genomic Feature Candida albicans Cryptococcus neoformansb Saccharomyces cerevisiae Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Haploid size (Mb) 14.3 19.1 (18.9) 12.1 12.6
Chromosome Number 8 14 16 3
ORFsc 6200 6600 (7000) 6600 5100
Genes with introns 4% 98% (> 99%) 5% 43%
Centromere size (kb) 3–5 20–65 0.125 40–110
Total TE content 0.8% 6.6% (5.9%)d 3.5% 1.1%
DNA transposons:
 “cut-and-paste” 0.1% 0.7% (0.5%) 0% 0%
Crypton or Helitron 0% 0.1% (0.1%) 0% 0%
Retrotransposons:
 LTR 0.6% 3.9% (3.1%) 3.5% 1.1%
 non-LTR 0.1% 0.5% (0.4%) 0% 0%
  1. a See text for references.
  2. b Serotype D, serotype A in parentheses.
  3. c Including dubious ORFs, rounded to nearest hundred.
  4. d Content for this species includes 1.4% (1.9%) unclassified TEs.