Table 1

General features of the Bordetella genomes

B. pertussis

B. parapertussis

B. bronchiseptica

B. avium

B. petrii


Size (bp)

4,086,186

4,773,551

5,338,400

3,732,255

5,287,950

GC content (%)

67.72

68.10

68.07

61.58

65.48

Coding sequences

3,816

4,404

5,007

3,417

5,034

Pseudogenes

358

220

18

68

125

Coding density

91.6%

92.2%

92.0%

88.6%

90,6%

Average gene size (bp)

978

987

978

972

957

rRNA operons

3

3

3

3

3

tRNA

51

53

55

61

51

IS481

238

0

0

0

0

IS1001

0

22

0

0

1 (truncated)

IS1002

6

90

0

0

0

IS1663

17

0

0

0

6

IS3-family and others

0

0

0

0

98


Gross et al. BMC Genomics 2008 9:449   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-449

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