Table 4

Functional gene groups divided into COG classes and their associated mRNA half-lives in B. cereus ATCC 10987 (mean within each given class)

Group/class/factora

P-value

Mean half-life (minutes, tested factor)

Mean half-life (minutes, all others)

N (tested factor)


COG

T: signal transduction mechanisms

3.2E-06

2.1

2.6

126

M: cell wall/membrane/envelope biogenesis

6.2E-05

2.1

2.6

141

L: replication, recombination and repair

5.8E-04

2.2

2.6

141

K: transcription

4.0E-04

2.3

2.6

240

Not in COG/no group assigned

4.3E-06

2.3

2.6

586

E: amino acid transport and metabolism

1.2E-03

2.9

2.5

197

G: carbohydrate transport and metabolism

3.7E-03

2.9

2.5

122

H: coenzyme transport and metabolism

2.2E-03

3.0

2.5

91

C: energy production and conversion

1.2E-11

3.7

2.5

129

J: translation, ribosomal structure and biogenesis

< 1.0E-16

3.8

2.5

166

KEGG

02010: ABC transporters

5.7E-03

2.3

2.6

81

Not in any pathway

< 1.0E-16

2.4

3.2

2005

00970: aminoacyl-tRNA biosynthesis

2.2E-06

4.0

2.6

30

00010: glycolysis/gluconeogenesis

6.0E-04

4.2

2.6

26

00190: oxidative phosphorylation

1.1E-05

4.4

2.6

30

03010: ribosome

9.5E-12

5.6

2.6

47

RBS, 2nd base

Not G: no base pairing with 16S rRNA

5.4E-04

2.2

2.6

150

T: no base pairing with 16S rRNA

1.0E-04

1.9

2.6

30

RBS, last base

Not G: no base pairing with 16S rRNA

3.3E-04

2.3

2.6

225

T: no base pairing with 16S rRNA

1.4E-03

2.1

2.6

59

Two-component systems [56]

1.5E-07

1.8

2.6

53

bcr3: repeat element part of transcript

5.6E-04

3.6

2.5

39


aA description of all the different variables is given in Supplementary Table S4 in Additional file 1.

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

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