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Table 2 Definitions used in the scope of the current study

From: Inter-individual differences in the gene content of human gut bacterial species

Term Definition
Core gene Species specific gene seen in all samples
Accessory gene Species specific gene seen in some samples
Single-gene deletion block Single gene missing in a sample when compared to the reference genome
Gene deletion block Block of one or consecutive neighbour genes missing in a sample compared to reference genome
Large-gene deletion block Deletion of 50 or more genes when compared to the reference genome in a sample
Consecutive-gene block Consecutive genes that are present in a given sample
Individual Refers to an individual gut sample for a given species (in Results and Discussion section)
  1. Description of definitions used throughout the current study, the terminology was adapted from pan-genome studies to suit metagenomic studies.