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Table 1 The breakdown of identified MGE contigs (the MGE_nr collection) by body site

From: CRISPR-Cas systems target a diverse collection of invasive mobile genetic elements in human microbiomes

Body site Total samples Average sample size (bp) Total MGE contigs Total MGE bps
Stool 150 104,115,088 1,206 36,731,315
Tongue dorsum 136 85,590,125 10,317 127,112,013
Supragingival plaque 129 57,371,899 6,619 72,553,937
Buccal mucosa 122 13,427,236 1,746 16,583,285
Palatine tonsils 6 22,409,573 141 2,358,527
Posterior fornix 60 7,715,463 50 835,115
Anterior nares 94 1,746,191 14 177,366
  1. bp, base pair; MGE, mobile genetic element.