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Abundant transposases encoded by the metagenome of a hydrothermal chimney biofilm

William J Brazelton and John A Baross

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Figure 1.

The diversity of transposase sequences in the Lost City metagenome is much greater than 16S rRNA diversity. Each operational taxonomic unit (OTU) cluster of sequences (defined as 3% nucleotide sequence difference) is listed on the X-axis, and the number of reads with sequences in each OTU are plotted on the Y-axis. The two transposase families, retroviral integrase (red points) and transposase 11 (green), each have >100 OTUs, whereas there are only 22 16S rRNA OTUs (black) representing a small number of reads.

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Figure 2.

Size in kilobases and sequencing coverage of each contig (black points) in a preliminary assembly of the Lost City metagenome. The 689 contigs with transposases (red) are smaller and have higher coverage than do the 16 contigs with 16S rRNA sequences (green).

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