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Table 4 Characteristics of microdiversity loci flanked by repeats

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

  E. coli E. coliB2 S. aureus S. pyogenes
VS analysis     
   VS flanked by repeats/all VS 10% 14% 18% 12%
   Repeats less than 30 bp/all VS with repeats 74% 66% 82% 94%
Loci analysis     
   Total number of loci 640 370 556 250
   % of loci with VSs flanked by repeats (r-loci)/all loci 21% 22% 32% 23%
   % loci with possible deletion/r-loci 51% 66% 16% 42%
   % loci with possible deletion/all loci 21% 25% 22% 20%