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Table 2 General genomic properties of representative free-living bacteria and insect symbionts

From: Genome reduction and potential metabolic complementation of the dual endosymbionts in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci

  Chromosome size, bp G + C, % No. of CDS Coding density% Avg. CDS length Ref.
α-proteobacteria       
Rickettsia belli 1,522,076 31.6 1,429 85.2 908 [78]
Wolbachia pipientis 1,267,782 35.2 1,195 80.2 851 [79]
Hodgkinia cicadicola 143,795 58.4 169 91.3 777 [45]
Β-proteobacteria       
Profftella armatur 459,399 24.2 366 88.0 1,104 [80]
Zinderia insecticola 208,564 13.5 202 89.7 926 [23]
Tremblaya princeps 138,927 58.8 121 66.1 759 [14]
Nasuia deltocephalinicola 112,091 17.1 137 91.9 752 [24]
γ-proteobacteria       
Escherichia coli 4,641,652 50.8 4,140 85.1 954 [81]
Sodalis glossinidius 4,171,146 54.7 2,432 50.9 873 [82]
Arsenophonus nasoniae 3,567,128* 37.4 3,332 - - [83]
Hamiltonella defensa 2,110,331* 40.1 2,094 80.4 810 [19]
  1,843,969 40.3 1,806 76.8 784 This study
Serratia symbiotica 1,762,765 29.2 672 38.8 1,019 [20]
Blochmannia pennsylvanicus 791,654 29.6 610 76.7 995 [84]
Blochmannia floridanus 705,557 27.4 583 83.2 1,007 [85]
Baumannia cicadellinicola 686,194 33.2 595 85.5 986 [21]
Buchnera aphidicola 640,681 26.3 564 87.0 988 [8]
  416,380 20.2 357 85.1 992 [9]
Portiera aleyrodidarum 357,461 26.1 272 67.7 890 This study
357,472 26.1 246 67.7 984 [13]
  358,242 26.2 256 67.6 945 [11]
  280,663 24.7 269 94.3 984 [12]
Carsonella ruddii 159,662 16.6 182 94.1 826 [44]
Bacteroidetes       
Uzinura diaspidicola 263,431 30.2 227 86.5 1,004 [46]
Sulcia muelleri 245,530 22.4 227 92.1 996 [86]
  1. *Uncompleted genome.