I was looking at the GC content percentages of few organisms. I also know calculating the GC content percentage. But, what I want to know is, what information would we get., let us suppose if human genome has 40% of GC in the genome.
Does it help us compare the number of genes between different species, for example, a bacteria has less GC content than human, so does it mean Human produce more genes than bacteria?
or Is it that the 40% of the genome,has coding regions in them and more genes are found in those regions? What is the number "40%" actually indicate us?
Please help me understanding the concept. Would be thankful your answers and suggested reading.
EDIT: My question is what does knowing percentage of GC content help us knowing? If the GC content is 40%, does it correlate to number of genes in the genome? Regards, Prakki Rama.