Figure 2.

Pairwise comparisons of the structure of the predicted SigB regulons of the Bc sensu lato group. Comparisons expressed as the ratio of promoter changes vs. indels for each pairwise comparison. If the number of promoter changes and indels for a given pairwise comparison were equivalent, then the value of this ratio would appear on the diagonal line across the center of the plot. Points above this line indicate a pairwise comparison where differences in the SigB regulons relied more commonly on indels rather than promoter changes. Conversely, points below this line denote a ratio arising from pairwise comparison where the differences between SigB regulons revealed a greater number of occurrences of reassignment of common genes into/out of the SigB regulon due to the appearance/disappearance of a predicted SigB promoter. The number of paired genomes yielding each ratio are plotted as one (○), two (), three (+), four (×) or five (◊) pairs.

Scott and Dyer BMC Genomics 2012 13:564   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-564
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