Number of Genes in E.coli

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How many genes do E. coli have?

4,485.

There are a total of 4,485 genes counted in the genome of the bacteria Eschecheria coli as of August 29, 2007. This is according to the E. coli Genome and Proteome Database maintained by the Marine Biology Laboratory. 33.5% of these genes code for enzymes, while 14.4% have unknown functions.

 

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