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Table 1 General features of the six sequenced Thermococcales species*

From: Genome analysis and genome-wide proteomics of Thermococcus gammatolerans, the most radioresistant organism known amongst the Archaea

  T. gammatolerans T. onnurineus T. kodakaraensis P. abyssi P. horikoshii P. furiosus
Genome size (nt) 2,045,438 1,847,607 2,088,737 1,765,118 1,738,505 1,908,256
Percentage coding regions 94.0% 91.7% 93.2% 93.1% 95.0% 93.8%
GC% 53.6% 51.2% 52.0% 44.7% 41.9% 40,80%
Intergene GC% 43.3% 42.4% 42.0% 39.6% 39.8% 35.8%
Number of CDSs 2,157 1,976 2,306 1,896 1,955 2,125
Gene overlaps 237 (11%) 402 (20%) 557 (24%) 317 (17%) 712 (36%) 657 (31%)
Mean CDS length (nt) 891 857 844 918 854 842
Average CDS identity with T. gammatolerans% 100% 76.7% 77.2% 72.8% 71.2% 71.5%
tRNAs 46 46 46 46 46 46
rRNAs 2× 5S, 7S, 16S, 23S 2× 5S, 7S, 16S, 23S 2× 5S, 7S, 16S, 23S 2× 5S, 7S, 16S, 23S 2× 5S, 7S, 16S, 23S 2× 5S, 7S, 16S, 23S
  1. *Data for the five Thermococcales strains were from GenBank. Total number of overlaping genes and fraction of genes with overlaps (percentage in parentheses). This refers to average identity percent values obtained by similarity matches with BLASTP. Nt, nucleotides.