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Table 9 Functional diversity

From: Metagenomic analysis of intertidal hypersaline microbial mats from Elkhorn Slough, California, grown with and without molybdate

COG Category CD2A CD6A MD2A MD6A
Translation, ribosomal structure and biogenesis 9405 5221 12,469 11,311
RNA processing and modification 74 26 206 39
Transcription 9669 5290 12,476 10,739
Replication, recombination and repair 11,830 6833 14,356 12,322
Chromatin structure and dynamics 107 62 179 101
Cell cycle control, Cell division, chromosome partitioning 1782 988 2408 1907
Nuclear structure 0 1 4 0
Defense mechanisms 3970 2122 4878 4433
Signal transduction mechanisms 13,275 7589 16,709 13,770
Cell wall/membrane biogenesis 11,461 6586 15,115 13,860
Cell motility 3020 1469 3728 2589
Cytoskeleton 48 12 80 27
Extracellular structures 0 0 2 0
Intracellular trafficking and secretion 4536 2401 6057 4509
Posttranslational modification, protein turnover, chaperones 7137 3962 9349 7808
Energy production and conversion 11,737 6252 15,089 12,719
Carbohydrate transport and metabolism 8698 4741 11,199 9685
Amino acid transport and metabolism 14,099 7254 17,462 15,088
Nucleotide transport and metabolism 3830 2069 5089 4469
Coenzyme transport and metabolism 7489 4104 9368 8213
Lipid transport and metabolism 5603 2666 7504 6460
Inorganic ion transport and metabolism 8887 4635 11,353 10,081
Secondary metabolites biosynthesis, transport and catabolism 4011 2040 4818 4185
General function prediction only 20,092 11,257 26,360 22,338
Function unknown 13,560 7933 18,351 15,032
Not in COGs 198,182 120,123 200,096 216,266