Table 2

Distribution of 10-mers DUS in the genes showing phase variation and/or containing signal peptides

Number of genes

Number of DUSs

Expected

P value


N. meningitis Z2491

74

13

25

0.01

N. meningitis MC58

61

6

22

0.0004

N. meningitis FAM18

72

20

27

0.16

N. meningitis 8013

53

3

16

0.0008


Expected values were computed taking into consideration the number and size of these genes relative to the average gene in the genome. P values were computed using χ2. DUS, DNA uptake sequence.

Treangen et al. Genome Biology 2008 9:R60   doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-3-r60

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