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Table 4 Degrees and duplicabilities of the genes in the malaria parasite PIN belonging to each functional category

From: Difference in gene duplicability may explain the difference in overall structure of protein-protein interaction networks among eukaryotes

GO biological process category Mean degreea Mean duplicabilitya # of proteinsa
Pathogenesis 5.6 2.21 42
Interaction with host 5.0 2.15 42
Multi-organism process 5.0 1.18 93
Proteolysis 4.9 0.99 20
Cellular catabolic process 4.8 0.09 19
Symbiosis encompassing mutualism through parasitism 4.6 1.27 86
Ubiquitin-dependent protein catabolic process 4.4 0.07 25
Cellular component assembly 4.3 0.59 22
Biological adhesion 4.3 1.10 26
Localization 4.2 0.10 13
Translation 4.1 0.16 (-) 115
Gene expression 4.0 0.26 294
Cellular macromolecule catabolic process 4.0 0.08 26
RNA metabolic process 3.9 0.31 159
Macromolecule catabolic process 3.8 0.07 29
Protein catabolic process 3.8 0.07 26
Biosynthetic process 3.7 0.21 127
Biopolymer catabolic process 3.7 0.06 25
Response to stimulus 3.5 0.15 28
Nucleobase, nucleoside, nucleotide and nucleic acids metabolism 3.4 (--a) 0.28 147
Ribonucleoprotein complex biogenesis and assembly 3.4 0.19 20
Post-translational protein modification 3.1 1.33 8
Antigenic variation 3.1 0.38 38
Cellular component organization 3.1 0.24 26
Transport 2.1 0.16 8
All proteins in the malaria parasite PIN 4.3 0.42 1,267
  1. NOTE. Functional categories containing five or more proteins are shown.
  2. a. See Table 3.