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Fig. 5 | Microbiome

Fig. 5

From: Marker genes that are less conserved in their sequences are useful for predicting genome-wide similarity levels between closely related prokaryotic strains

Fig. 5

Trees generated using less sequence-conserved marker genes better reconstitute the tree generated using AAI, for three lineages: a Escherichia/Shigella, b Streptococcus, and c Bacillus. The percent identity rank of each gene represents its relative sequence conservation within the lineage. The split distance represents the resemblance between the tree generated using each marker gene and the tree generated using AAI. Spearman correlation coefficients and p values are shown, and a linear trend line is drawn that minimizes the squared error

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