TABLE 2.

Species with significant diversity among paralogous 16S rRNA genes

SpeciesNo. of copies% diversityPatterns% diversity (masked)
Deinococcus geothermalis31.06Random1.09
Chloroflexus sp. strain Y-400-fl31.08Regional0.31
Shewanella sp. strain ANA-391.09Partial operon, regional0.16
Escherichia colia71.10Partial operon, regional0.31
Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans41.14Regional1.24
Bacillus clausii71.15Partial operon, regional0.08
Bacillus subtilisa101.16Random0.39
Desulfotalea psychrophila71.16Regional0.00
Geobacillus thermodenitrificans101.22Regional1.09
Pseudomonas stutzeria41.23Regional0.47
Bacteroides thetaiotaomicrona51.30Regional0.66
Bifidobacterium adolescentisa51.30Partial operon, regional0.39
Candidatus Protochlamydia amoebophila”a31.34Gene truncation, regional1.53
Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus31.35Regional0.31
Shewanella baltica101.36Partial operon, regional0.08
Shewanella woodyi101.56Regional0.08
Heliobacterium modesticaldum81.58Regional0.23
Syntrophomonas wolfei31.67Partial operon, IVS0.16
Photobacterium profundum141.76IVS0.08
Desulfitobacterium hafniense51.80IVS0.08
Clostridium cellulolyticum82.07Regional0.32
Haloarcula marismortui25.63Regional4.86
Thermoanaerobacter tengcongensis46.70IVS5.01
Borrelia afzeliia220.38PseudogeneNAb
Avg6.082.55
  • a Species found in humans.

  • b NA, not alignable.