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StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi <p>Number of protein entries associated with this proteome: UniProtKB entries for regular proteomes or UniParc entries for redundant proteomes (<a href="/help/proteome%5Fredundancy">more...</a>)</p> 22,879
Gene counti <p>This is the total number of unique genes found in the proteome set, algorithmically computed. For each gene, a single representative protein sequence is chosen from the proteome. Where possible, reviewed (Swiss-Prot) protein sequences are chosen as the representatives.</p> - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDi <p>The proteome identifier (UPID) is the unique identifier assigned to the set of proteins that constitute the <a href="">proteome</a>. It consists of the characters 'UP' followed by 9 digits, is stable across releases and can therefore be used to cite a UniProt proteome.<p><a href='/help/proteome_id' target='_top'>More...</a></p>UP000001595
Taxonomy9601 - Pongo abelii
Last modifiedJanuary 9, 2020
Genome assemblyi <p>Identifier for the genome assembly (<a href="">more...</a>)</p> from Ensembl
Genome annotationi Ensembl

The orangutan is one of two species of Asian ape, the other being the gibbon. Orangutans are found only in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. The two groups have been given separate species status diverging around 400,000 years ago and are named Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii, respectively. The Bornean orangutan (P. pygmaeus) has been further classified into three subspecies. Adult males can reach a height of 1.75m and weigh over 118kg; females are considerably smaller at 1.27m and 45kg. They are covered with long reddish brown hair, which in P. abelii (Sumatran) is lighter in color and more sparse. Orangutans have long hooked fingers and toes, consistent with them being mostly tree dwellers. Their diet is largely fruit with other parts of plants, small insects and bird eggs. Orangutans are very intelligent, making use of tools and making nests but they are much more solitary than other great apes. Their estimated lifespan is over 50 years.

The current assembly in Ensembl contains 3.1Gb with 20,424 protein-coding genes and 29,447 predicted transcripts.

Componentsi <p>Genomic components encoding the proteome</p>

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Component representationProteins
Chromosome 12134
Chromosome 2a720
Chromosome 2b667
Chromosome 31129
Chromosome 4801
Chromosome 5895
Chromosome 61125
Chromosome 71033
Chromosome 8738
Chromosome 9851
Chromosome 10830
Chromosome 111275
Chromosome 121070
Chromosome 13370
Chromosome 14726
Chromosome 15638
Chromosome 16860
Chromosome 171261
Chromosome 18297
Chromosome 191385
Chromosome 20602
Chromosome 21265
Chromosome 22497
Chromosome X886


  1. "The mitochondrial DNA molecule of Sumatran orangutan and a molecular proposal for two (Bornean and Sumatran) species of orangutan."
    Xu X., Arnason U.
    J. Mol. Evol. 43:431-437(1996) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "A 6x draft sequence assembly of the Pongo pygmaeus abelii genome."
    Wilson R.K., Mardis E.
    Submitted (FEB-2008) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases
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