Estimates of mean and standard deviation of fluidity for 7 multiply-sequenced species. Mean and standard deviation of φ are calculated for B. anthracis (Ba), E. coli (Ec), and N. meningitides Nm). Staph. aureus (Sa), Strep. agalactiae (Sag). Strep. pneumoniae (Spn), and Strep. pyogenes (Spy) as a function of alignment parameters. Although fluidity increases with higher values of identity (i) and coverage (c) (see Additional file 1, Figure S5), only three rank-orderings of fluidity (of 5040 possible orderings) are found in 224/225 combinations of alignment parameters.
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