Pearson's correlation coefficients between thermophilicity class-associated protein families, shown as a heat map. Lighter colors indicate stronger correlations. The top seven protein families (2075, 4698, 1149, 6954, 11184 and 14495) were all found to be overrepresented in thermophile genomes. The remaining protein families were overrepresented in psychrophile genomes. Families associated with the same thermophilicity class tend to correlate moderately with each other and anti-correlate moderately with families associated with other classes.
Jensen et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13(Suppl 7):S3 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-S7-S3