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Table 1 Functional categories or subcategories comprising 1582 assigned protein-coding ORFs with mean mRNA half-lives based on data from 1526 (96%) transcripts (Additional file 1: Table S1)

From: Global mRNA decay and 23S rRNA fragmentation in Gluconobacter oxydans 621H

functional category / pathway a) number of genes   
  assigned a) with a calculated mRNA half-life proportion (%) half-life b) (min)
ATP-proton motive force interconversion 18 18 100 4.0**
RNA metabolism 23 23 100 4.4*
Cell division 26 26 100 4.6
DNA degradation 9 9 100 4.7
Transcription 13 10 77 4.7
Mono/dioxygenase 10 10 100 4.7
Fatty acid and phospholipid metabolism 36 36 100 4.7
Antibiotics resistance 12 12 100 4.7
tRNA metabolism 13 13 100 4.7
Nucleotide metabolism 59 58 98 4.8
Signal transduction 30 29 97 4.8
Cell envelope 134 131 98 4.9
Amino acid metabolism 120 117 98 5.0
Central intermediary metabolism 33 31 94 5.0
Degradation of proteins and peptides 51 48 94 5.0
Ribosome assembly 67 52 78 5.0
DNA replication 26 26 100 5.1
Pyruvate metabolism 12 11 92 5.1
Regulatory functions 99 94 95 5.1
DNA repair 34 34 100 5.2
Transport 232 227 98 5.2
Aminoacyl-tRNA biosynthesis 33 33 100 5.3
Pentose phosphate pathway 13 13 100 5.3
Biosynthesis of cofactors 85 84 99 5.4
Translation factors 20 20 100 5.4
DNA recombination 18 17 94 5.5
Electron transport 53 53 100 5.5
Unknown function 41 40 98 5.5
Detoxification 30 27 90 5.6
Tricarboxylic acid cycle 9 9 100 5.6
Uncharacterized oxidoreductase 66 63 96 5.7
Adaptations to atypical conditions 19 19 100 6.1
Protein folding and stabilization 28 28 100 6.3
Sugar and alcohol degradation 25 24 96 6.3
Biosynthesis and degradation of polymers 11 10 91 6.4
Glycolysis / Gluconeogenesis 17 16 94 6.5
Cell motility 41 39 95 6.6
Entner-Doudoroff pathway 2 2 100 6.7
Ion homeostasis 6 6 100 6.7
DNA restriction and modification 8 8 100 7.0
  1. a)Functional categories and number of genes are based on assigned gene product functions [11]
  2. b)Functional categories with significantly shorter or longer mean half-lives than the overall mean half-life (5.7 min) are highlighted by ** (p < 0.001) or * (p < 0.05)