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Table 1 Features of the draft genome of Babesia sp. Xinjiang (Bx) with those of B. bovis, B. bigemina and B. microti

From: Genomic resources for a unique, low-virulence Babesia taxon from China

Features Babesia sp. Xinjiang (Bx) Babesia bovis Babesia bigemina Babesia microti
Genome size (Mb) 8.4 8.2 13.8 6.5
Number of scaffolds or chromosomes 215 4 6 3
N50 for scaffolds (kb) 533.30 3520
N90 for scaffolds (kb) 96.98
Genome GC content (%) 43.9 41.5 50.6 36.0
Repetitive sequences (%) 4.3
Exonic proportion/incl. introns (%) 63/71 70/73 –/63 73/81
Number of nuclear protein-coding genes 3066 3706 4457 3513
Gene density (bp per gene)   2194 2306 1816
Mean gene length including introns (bp) 1958 1609 1531 1471
Mean CDS length (bp) 1721 1503 1327
Mean exon number per gene 3.3 2.8 3.3
Mean exon length (bp) 530 547 397
Mean intron length (bp) 106 60 61
Coding GC content (%) 45.4 44.0 51.7 39.0
Number of predicted tRNAs 41 70 44
BUSCO completeness (%/count) 45/195 48/204 49/210 49/212