Figure 5.

Comparison of the observed and predicted supragenome parameters as additional strains are sequenced. The two panels on the left show observed (upper panel) and predicted (lower panel) numbers of new genes that were or would be found in the second to the nth genome for the number of strains examined (17) or a hypothetical study of 30 strains of Staphylococcus aureus. The two panels on the right show observed (upper panel) and predicted (lower panel) numbers of core and total genes that were or are predicted to be found in second to the nth genome for the number of strains examined (17) or a hypothetical study of 30 strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Observed new, core, and total genes were calculated using genomes examined in ascending order of their counts of non-core genes.

Boissy et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:187   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-187
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