Table 1

General features of L. monocytogenes 1/2a EGD-e, L. monocytogenes 4a L99, L. monocytogenes 4b CLIP80459, L. monocytogenes 4b F2365 and L. innocua 6a CLIP11262
L. monocytogenes4a L99 L. monocytogenes4b CLIP80459 L. monocytogenes4b F2365 L. monocytogenes1/2a EGD-e L. innocua6a CLIP11262
Size of chromosome [bp] 2979198 2912690 2905187 2944528 3011208
Gā€‰+ā€‰C content [%] 38.2 38.1 38.0 38.0 37.4
Gā€‰+ā€‰C content of protein-coding genes [%] 38.7 38.5 38.5 38.4 37.8
Protein-coding genes (pseudogenes) 2925 (1) 2790 (24) 2821 (26) 2855 (9) 2981 (13)
Average length of protein-coding genes [aa] 301 311 303 306 300
Number of rRNA operons (16 S-23 S-5 S) 6 6 6 6 6
Number of tRNA genes 67 67 67 67 66
Percentage coding 88.9 89.4 88.4 89.2 89.2
Number of prophages (genes) 4 (191) 1 (16) 1 (16) 2 (79) 6 (322)
Plasmid 0 0 0 0 1
Number of strain-specific genes* 111 49 105 120 89
Number of orthologous genes* 2623 2725 2699 2656 2570
Number of transposons 0 0 0 1 0
*Prophage genes excepted.

Core and specific genes were analyzed using orthologous pairs excluding prophage genes as described previously [3].

Hain et al.

Hain et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:144   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-144

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