Table 3

Factors found to be correlated with mRNA half-lives in B. cereus ATCC 10987

Variablea

P-value

N

Pearson correlation


Expression (RPKM)

10-15

2,586

0.33

COG class

10-08

2,586

NA

KEGG pathway

0.001

2,586

NA

G+C% coding region

10-12

2,586

0.27

Number of genes in operonb

10-5/0.04/10-3

2,586/2421/1847

0.25/0.12/0.10

Second base of RBS

0.02

2,586

NA

Last base of RBS

0.008

2,586

NA

Repeat element part of transcript

10-18

2,586

NA


aA description of all the different variables is given in Supplementary Table S4 in Additional file 1. bThe three numbers represent the data for cases when i) all operons are used, ii) operons composed of more than 20 ORFs are removed, and iii) operons containing more than 5 ORFs are removed. NA, not available.

Kristoffersen et al. Genome Biology 2012 13:R30   doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-4-r30

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