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Table 6 Numbers of virulence genes of bacterial strains with simulated Illumina short reads and mediocre-quality Oxford Nanopore long reads, as predicted based on their MaSuRCA, SPAdes, and Unicycler assemblies and compared to their corresponding reference genomes

From: Benchmarking hybrid assembly approaches for genomic analyses of bacterial pathogens using Illumina and Oxford Nanopore sequencing

Strain Number of virulence genes
MaSuRCA SPAdes Unicycler Reference
Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 241 241 241 241
Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai 126 128 126 126
Bacillus anthracis Ames Ancestor 13 13 13 13
Klebsiella variicola DSM 15968 10 10 10 10
Salmonella Typhimurium LT2 118 118 118 118
Cronobacter sakazakii ATCC 29544 2 2 2 2
Clostridium botulinum CDC_1632 0 0 0 0
Listeria monocytogenes EGD-e 32 32 32 32
Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325 63 63 63 63
Campylobacter jejuni NCTC 11168 118 119 119 119