Table 2

Microdiversity loci, including homeologous and dimorphic loci, are dominant categories irrespective of the number of genomes aligned

E. coli

S. aureus

S. pyogenes


Number of genomes aligned

5

25

5

11

5

12

Total number of loci

1,037

1,553

768

970

344

570

Number of microdiversity loci (M)

640 (62%)a

852 (55%)

556 (72%)

715 (74%)

250 (73%)

385 (67%)

Insertions/M

7.03%

3.99%

3.6%

1.12%

4.8%

5.71%

Deletions/M

4.22%

4.69%

4.68%

4.48%

12.4%

10.91%

Insertions or deletions/M

3.59%

0.47%

3.24%

2.66%

0.8%

0%

Dimorphs/M

37.97%

23.71%

42.63%

52.03%

31.6%

22.34%

Homeologous/M

30.31%

45.89%

22.84%

23.5%

19.6%

27.53%

Polymorphs/M

16.88%

21.24%

23.02%

16.22%

30.8%

33.51%


aPercentage of total loci.

Touzain et al. Genome Biology 2010 11:R45   doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-4-r45

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