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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> 23,431
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>UP000008672
Taxonomy7897 - Latimeria chalumnae
StrainWild caught
Last modifiedFebruary 26, 2021
Genome assembly and annotationi <p>Identifier for the genome assembly (<a href="">more...</a>)</p> GCA_000225785.1 from Ensembl full
Buscoi <p>The Benchmarking Universal Single-Copy Ortholog (BUSCO) assessment tool is used, for eukaryotic and bacterial proteomes, to provide quantitative measures of UniProt proteome data completeness in terms of expected gene content. BUSCO scores include percentages of complete (C) single-copy (S) genes, complete (C) duplicated (D) genes, fragmented (F) and missing (F) genes, as well as the total number of orthologous clusters (n) used in the BUSCO assessment.</p> C:89.2%[S:70.1%,D:19.1%],F:4.6%,M:6.3%,n:3354 vertebrata_odb10

The West Indian Ocean coelacanth, also known as the African coelacanth, is a critically endangered fish species belonging to the family Latimeriidae. It was named in honor of Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the curator at the East London Museum, where it was displayed for the first time in 1938. Before that the species was considered to be extinct, and therefore now it is commonly called a living fossil. Due to its closer phylogenetic relationship to lungfish and reptiles than to ray-finned fish, this animal is an invaluable model organism for evolutionary studies investigating the radiation of tetrapods.

The coelacanth genome has 24 pairs of chromosomes containing 2.9 Gb with 20,000 protein-coding genes. The reference proteome is derived from the genome sequence published in 2013.

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

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Component representationProteins
Unassembled WGS sequence23416


  1. "The complete DNA sequence of the mitochondrial genome of a 'living fossil,' the coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae)."
    Zardoya R., Meyer A.
    Genetics 146:995-1010(1997) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "The draft genome of Latimeria chalumnae."
    Di Palma F., Alfoldi J., Johnson J., Berlin A., Gnerre S., Jaffe D., MacCallum I., Young S., Walker B.J., Lander E., Lindblad-Toh K.
    Submitted (AUG-2011) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases
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