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Table 2 Microdiversity loci, including homeologous and dimorphic loci, are dominant categories irrespective of the number of genomes aligned

From: Small variable segments constitute a major type of diversity of bacterial genomes at the species level

  E. coli S. aureus S. pyogenes
Number of genomes aligned 5 25 5 11 5 12
Total number of loci 1,037 1,553 768 970 344 570
Number of microdiversity loci (M) 640 (62%)a 852 (55%) 556 (72%) 715 (74%) 250 (73%) 385 (67%)
Insertions/M 7.03% 3.99% 3.6% 1.12% 4.8% 5.71%
Deletions/M 4.22% 4.69% 4.68% 4.48% 12.4% 10.91%
Insertions or deletions/M 3.59% 0.47% 3.24% 2.66% 0.8% 0%
Dimorphs/M 37.97% 23.71% 42.63% 52.03% 31.6% 22.34%
Homeologous/M 30.31% 45.89% 22.84% 23.5% 19.6% 27.53%
Polymorphs/M 16.88% 21.24% 23.02% 16.22% 30.8% 33.51%
  1. aPercentage of total loci.