Poplar genes are populous..

“an international consortium, which includes researchers from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB ) at Ghent University, has succeeded in unraveling the first tree genome − that of the poplar. Moreover, their research indicates that the poplar has about 45,000 genes.”
via EurekAlert

Just to remind you, the current best estimate is that humans have 24,000 genes.

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