Figure 1.

The distributed genome hypothesis. (a) Schematic showing the distributed (non-core) genes of a species supragenome in a population pool with individual strains below each containing the same set of core genes (green helix). (b) Schematic showing each of the strains of a species with the core genome and a unique distribution of non-core genes.

Ehrlich et al. Genome Biology 2008 9:225   doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-6-225
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