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Table 3 The presence or absence of a complete shikimic acid pathway deduced from enzymes detected by HMM analysis in the predicted proteomes of 488 Bacteria.

From: Global genome analysis of the shikimic acid pathway reveals greater gene loss in host-associated than in free-living bacteria

  Total Complete pathway Incomplete pathway % incomplete
Culturable 250 181 69 28
Non-culturable 45 23 22 49
Total 295 204 91 31
  1. All bacteria are reported in the literature as host-associated (pathogenic, commensal or mutualistic). Species that are reported to yield to laboratory culture ex hospite were classed as culturable.