Circular Representation of the Paenibacillus polymyxa chromosomes. The rings represent the following features labelled from outside to centre, where the outermost circle represents the scale in Mbps. 1st ring; plus-strand CDS (cyan), 2nd ring; minus-strand CDS (cyan), 3rd ring; plus-strand strain specific CDS (purple), 4th ring; minus-strand strain specific CDS (purple), 5th ring; putative horizontally transferred genes (dark green), 6th ring; phage-related genes (orange), tandem repeats (brick red), transposons (dark blue), 7th ring; ribosomal rRNA genes (bright blue), 8th ring; tRNA genes (red), 9th ring; GC-plot where black and grey correspond to above and below average GC content respectively, 10th ring; GC-skew where black and grey correspond to above and below average GC-skew respectively. Strain-specific genes were identified using mGenomeSubtractor with an H-value cut off of ≤0.41. Putative horizontally transferred genes were identified using IslandViewer 2.0. Annotation was obtained from the NCBI GeneBank database. Phage genes, tandem repeats and transposons were identified using PHAST and IS Finder, respectively. rRNA and tRNA genes were obtained from available annotations.