GC content of reads and scaffolds. (a) Percentage of GC content is plotted against percentage of combined quality Sanger and 454 reads of whole cell Ich DNA, showing a prominent shoulder of reads more GC-rich than expected for Ich. (b) Following assembly, mean GC content was plotted against the aggregate scaffold length within each percent GC bin, showing clean separation between scaffolds that make up the bacterial genomes and those that make up the much larger Ich genome.
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