Table 1

The breakdown of identified MGE contigs (the MGE_nr collection) by body site

Body site

Total samples

Average sample size (bp)

Total MGE contigs

Total MGE bps


Stool

150

104,115,088

1,206

36,731,315

Tongue dorsum

136

85,590,125

10,317

127,112,013

Supragingival plaque

129

57,371,899

6,619

72,553,937

Buccal mucosa

122

13,427,236

1,746

16,583,285

Palatine tonsils

6

22,409,573

141

2,358,527

Posterior fornix

60

7,715,463

50

835,115

Anterior nares

94

1,746,191

14

177,366


bp, base pair; MGE, mobile genetic element.

Zhang et al. Genome Biology 2013 14:R40   doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-4-r40

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