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Table 1 General features of the A. ferrooxidans ATCC 23270 genome.

From: Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans metabolism: from genome sequence to industrial applications

Characteristic Value
Complete genome size, bp 2,982,397
G+C percent (%) 58.77
Total number of CDSs 3,217
Coding density (%) 97.45
No. of rRNA operons (16S-23S-5S) 2
No. of tRNA genes 78
Proteins with known function 2,070
Conserved hypothetical proteins 388
Hypothetical proteins 759
Most represented functional categories (%)
Cell envelope 7.8
Transport and binding proteins 7.61
Energy metabolism 6.52
Best BLASTP comparisons against complete proteomes Number of best blast hits
γ-proteobacteria 899
β-proteobacteria 791
α-proteobacteria 271
δ-proteobacteria 103
Cyanobacteria 73
Archaea 41