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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_redundancy">more...</a>)</p> 27,882
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>UP000005226
Taxonomy31033 - Takifugu rubripes
Last modifiedNovember 5, 2019
Genome assembly and annotationi <p>Identifier for the genome assembly (<a href="">more...</a>)</p> GCA_000180615.2 from Ensembl full

Takifugu rubripes (also known as Fugu rubripes or fugu) is a pufferfish that is commonly about 40 cm in length and is found in the Pacific Northwest region of Asia. Pufferfish are generally believed to be the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world; however, not all species are poisonous. Certain internal organs, such as the liver and sometimes the skin, contain tetrodotoxin and are highly toxic to most animals when eaten. Nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan.

Pufferfish are able to move their eyes independently, and many species can change the color or intensity of their patterns in response to environmental changes. The pufferfish's excellent eyesight, combined with a sudden burst of speed, is the first and most important defense against predators. The other defense mechanism is to inflate their stomach with water to appear large and thus scare predators.

The fugu (Fugu rubripes) genome project was initiated in 1989 by Sydney Brenner and colleagues. In 1993, this team showed that the fugu genome is 390 Mb, about one-eighth the size of the human genome, yet it contains a similar repertoire of genes to humans. A draft sequence of the fugu genome was determined using a whole-genome shotgun strategy, and was released by the International Fugu Genome Consortium in 2002. The genome is thought to contain 18,093 protein-coding genes.

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

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Component representationProteins
Chromosome 15956
Chromosome 20994
Chromosome 16845
Chromosome 14874
Chromosome 51196
Chromosome 11837
Chromosome 12859
Chromosome 2938
Chromosome 4933
Chromosome 22919
Chromosome 91218
Chromosome 211178
Chromosome 191135
Chromosome 10633
Chromosome 131043
Chromosome 6878
Chromosome 31105
Chromosome 171026
Chromosome 71080
Chromosome 18557
Chromosome 11853
Chromosome 8957


  1. "Integration of the genetic map and genome assembly of fugu facilitates insights into distinct features of genome evolution in teleosts and mammals."
    Kai W., Kikuchi K., Tohari S., Chew A.K., Tay A., Fujiwara A., Hosoya S., Suetake H., Naruse K., Brenner S., Suzuki Y., Venkatesh B.
    Genome Biol. Evol. 3:424-442(2011) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
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