Table 1

General features of the E. faecalis genome. No., number; rRNA, ribosomal RNA; tRNA, transfer RNA.

ChromosomepTEF1pTEF2pTEF3
Size (base pairs)3218031663205766017963
G+C content (%)37.534.433.933.3
Protein-coding genes
No. similar to known proteins1760372210
No. with unknown function221211
No. of conserved hypotheticals49518103
No. with no database match70617295
Total3182746219
Average ORF size (base pairs)889743816721
Coding (%)87.983.087.876.4
rRNA genes12000
tRNA genes68000
Structural RNA2000