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Table 1 Bacterial species analyzed in this study are numbered 1 to 40. The strains used for in silico analyses, the size of their genomes in base pairs and their relative GC content are shown. Representative species chosen for comparative analyses are labeled a through to v.

From: Stem-loop structures in prokaryotic genomes

Division Species Strain    Genome size GC%
low-GC Firmicutes Bacillus anthracis Ames 1 a 5227293 35.4
  Bacillus halodurans C-125 2   4202353 43.6
  Bacillus subtilis 168 3   4214810 43.5
  Clostridium perfringens 13 4   3031430 28.5
  Clostridium tetani E88 5 b 2799250 28.7
  Enterococcus faecalis V583 6 c 3218031 37.0
  Lactobacillus johnsonii NCC533 7   1992676 34.6
  Listeria innocua CLIP11262 8   3011208 37.3
  Listeria monocytogenes EGD-e 9 d 2944528 37.9
  Staphylococcus aureus MW2 10   2820462 32.7
  Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4 11 e 2160837 39.6
  Streptococcus pyogenes SF370 12   1852442 38.4
Mollicutes Mycoplasma genitalium G-37 13 f 580074 31.6
  Mycoplasma pneumoniae M129 14 g 816394 39.9
  Ureaplasma urealyticum serovar 3 15   751719 25.4
high-GC Firmicutes Corynebacterium diphtheriae NCTC13129 16   2488635 53.5
  Mycobacterium leprae TN 17   3268203 57.7
  Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv 18 h 4411529 65.5
Chlamydiae Chlamydia pneumoniae AR39 19 i 1229853 40.5
  Chlamydia trachomatis serovar D 20   1042519 41.2
Spirochaetae Treponema pallidum Nichols 21 j 1138012 52.7
α-Proteobacteria Brucella melitensis 16 M 22 k 3294931 57.1
  Rickettsia conorii Malish 7 23   1268755 32.4
  Rickettsia prowazekii Madrid E 24 l 1111523 28.9
β-Proteobacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica RB50 25 m 5339179 68.1
  Bordetella parapertussis 12822 26   4773551 68.1
  Bordetella pertussis Tohama I 27   4086189 67.7
  Neisseria meningitidis MC58 28 n 2272351 51.4
γ-Proteobacteria Buchnera APS 29   640681 26.2
  Escherichia coli K12 MG1655 30 o 4639221 49.8
  Haemophilus influenzae KW20 Rd 31 p 1830138 38.0
  Pasteurella multocida PM70 32   2257487 40.3
  Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01 33 q 6264403 66.4
  Pseudomonas putida KT2440 34   6181863 61.5
  Salmonella typhi CT-18 35 r 4809037 52.0
  Salmonella typhimurium LT2 SGSC141 36 s 4857432 52.2
  Vibrio cholerae N16961 37   4033464 47.2
  Yersinia pestis CO92 38 t 4653728 47.5
ε-Proteobacteria Campylobacter jejuni NCTC11168 39 u 1641481 30.5
  Helicobacter pylori 26695 40 v 1667867 38.8