Table 2

Distribution of 25 selenoprotein families in bacterial phyla/branches

Phyla

Number of selenoprotein families

Number of selenoproteins


Deltaproteobacteria

22

121

Firmicutes/Clostridia

16

58

Actinobacteria

12

19

Spirochaetes

5

6

Chloroflexi

3

3

Acidobacteria

3

4

Firmicutes/Bacillales

3

3

Epsilonproteobacteria

3

18

Gammaproteobacteria/Vibrionales

3

6

Aquificae

2

2

Gammaproteobacteria/Pasteurellales

2

9

Alphaproteobacteria

1

3

Betaproteobacteria

1

10

Gammaproteobacteria (other than listed)

1

23


Total

25

285


Zhang et al. Genome Biology 2006 7:R94   doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-10-r94

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