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Table 1 Classification of organisms by phenotypic traits

From: Variation in global codon usage bias among prokaryotic organisms is associated with their lifestyles

Environmental property Number of prokaryotes
Pathogenicity  
   Pathogenic 138
   Non-pathogenic 263
   Total 401
Oxygen requirement  
   Aerobic 142
   Anaerobic 135
   Facultative 150
   Microaerophilic 12
   Total 439
Salinity  
   Extreme halophilic 7
   Mesophilic 19
   Moderate halophilic 20
   Non-halophilic 58
   Total 104
Temperature range  
   Hyperthermophilic 35
   Mesophilic 361
   Psychrophilic 12
   Thermophilic 51
   Total 459
Habitat  
   Multiple 127
   Specialized 81
   Total 208