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Table 3 Role category breakdown of protein coding genes in Ehrlichia species

From: Comparative Analysis of Genome of Ehrlichia sp. HF, a Model Bacterium to Study Fatal Human Ehrlichiosis

Role Category1 EHF ECH EMU EmCRT Unique in EHF2
Amino acid biosynthesis 22 23 23 22  
Biosynthesis of cofactors, prosthetic groups, and carriers 64 60 65 61  
Cell envelope 53 51 51 48 1
Cellular processes 42 41 42 41  
Central intermediary metabolism 3 3 5 3  
DNA metabolism 41 44 41 42  
Energy metabolism 84 82 80 83  
Fatty acid and phospholipid metabolism 20 19 21 21  
Mobile elements 4 4 4 4  
Protein fate 79 78 77 78  
Protein synthesis 108 108 107 107  
Nucleotide biosynthesis 35 35 35 35  
Regulatory functions 14 15 13 14  
Transcription 21 21 19 19  
Transport and binding proteins 33 33 32 33  
Hypothetical proteins or proteins with unknown functions 244 276 268 255 8
Total Assigned Functions: 623 617 615 611  
Total Proteins 867 893 883 866  
  1. 1Abbreviations: EHF Ehrlichia sp. HF, ECH E. chaffeensis Arkansas, EMU E. muris subsp. muris AS145, EmCRT E. muris subsp. eauclairensis Wisconsin.
  2. 2Proteins specific to Ehrlichia sp. HF are based on 4-way comparison analysis among four Ehrlichia spp. by Blastp (E < 1e-10)