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Table 1 Co-directional genes with and without a SD sequence separated by short intergenic spacers in E. coli K12

From: Adaptation of the short intergenic spacers between co-directional genes to the Shine-Dalgarno motif among prokaryote genomes

Spacing lengths (bps) Genes with a predicted SD sequence Genes without a predicted SD sequence
1 22 17
2 28 22
3 31 16
4 14 13
5 4 8
6 3 10
7 14 11
8 10 6
9 48 8
10 48 6
11 39 9
12 30 10
  1. Number of genes with a SD sequence and without a SD sequence in each spacing length from 1 to 12 bps in the E. coli genome.