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Table 4 Species distribution of Eukaryotic validated orphans

From: A survey of orphan enzyme activities

Species No. of Orphans Organism No. of Orphans
Acrocylindrium sp. 1 Nectria haem atococca/Fusarium solani f.sp. Phaseoli 1
Arachis hypogaea 2 Neurospora (subspecies undefined) 1
ASparagus officinalis 1 Neurospora crassa 1
Aspergillus niger 2 Ochromonas malhamensis 1
Avena coleoptiles 1 Ovis aries 2
Bauhenia monandra 1 Pea sativum var. Alaska 1
Bostaurus 3 Penicillium atrovenetum 1
Capra hircus 1 Penicillium chrysogenum 1
Catharanthus roseus 1 Penicillium patulum 1
Cavia porcellus 3 Phaseolus aureus 3
Chlorella 1 Phaseolus radiatus 1
Chrysosplenium americanum 1 Pisum sativum (variety unspecified) 1
Cichorium endivia 1 Pycnoporus coccineus 1
Citrus (subspecies undefined) 1 Raphanus sativus 1
Corydalis cava 1 Rat (subspecies undefined) 18
Cucurbita maxima 1 Rat Sprague-Dawley 5
Daucus carota 1 Rhodotorula glutinis 2
Entamoeba histolytica 1 Saccharomyces cerevisiae 5
Euglena gracilis 1 Saccharum officinarum 1
Flaveria spp. 1 Secale cereale 1
Fundulus heteroclitus 1 Sesamum indicum 1
Gallus gallus 1 Several 1
Homo sapiens 5 Sorghum bicolor 2
Hordeum (species undefined) 1 Spinacia 1
Hordeum vulgare subsp. Vulgare 2 Spinacia oleracea 1
Lasallia pustulata 1 Sus scrofa 7
Lilium longiflorum 1 Tecoma stans 1
Lupinus albus 1 Thea sinensis 1
Lycopersicon esculentum 2 Trypanosoma brucei brucei 1
Macaca mulatta 1 Tulipa cv. Apeldoorn 1
Mentha piperita 1 Unknown 1
Mesocricetus auratus 1 Yeast (species undefined) 4
Mold 1 Zea mays 2
Mouse (species undefined) 3   
  1. The total number of orphans is greater than the number of activities because a given activity may be present in more than one species. The exact species of some orphans can be unclear or unstated, in which case these are classified under a generic term ("mold", "mouse", "unknown", etc). The total number of orphans is greater than the number of activities because a given activity may be present in more than one species. The exact species of some orphans can be unclear or unstated, in which case these are classified under a generic term ("mold", "mouse", "unknown", etc).