Table 1. Genomic islands of B. pseudomallei
Island Size, kb CDS Coordinates Integrases GC (%) D K Bp08 Functional note
Chromosome 1
    GI 1 12.6 BPSL0081-BPSL0092 1 - (61.5) - + - Miscellaneous island; contains lipoprotein and hypothetical proteins
    GI 2 36.2 BPSL0129-BPSL0176 1 - (65.4) - - - Prophage φK96243
    GI 3 51.3 BPSL0548-BPSL0589 3 + (56.6) - - - Putative prophage; contains dienelactone hydrolase family protein
    GI 4 39.7 BPSL0745-BPSL0772 3 (1) + (56.8) + - - Miscellaneous island; contains putative RNA 2′-phosphotransferase and putative helicases
    GI 5 11.7 BPSL0944-BPSL0953 1 + (58.7) - - - Contains putative type I restriction system and plasmid replication protein
    GI 6 15.0 BPSL1137-BPSL1157 1 + (58.8) - - - Prophage-like
    GI 7 5.9 BPSL1384-BPSL1393 (1) + (58.6) - - + Prophage-like; contains exported avidin family protein
    GI 8 92.3 BPSL1637-BPSL1709 - (62.0) - + + Miscellaneous island; contains transport protein, hemolysin-related protein, amine catabolism, various regulators, and YadA-like exported protein
    GI 9 9.8 BPSL2568-BPSL2586 1 - (64.0) - - - Prophage-like
    GI 10 6.6 BPSL3114-BPSL3118 + (54.5) - - + Restriction and modification system
    GI 11 15.3 BPSL3257-BPSL3270 0 + (55.9) - - + Putative integrated plasmid or integrated conjugative element; contains recombinase, conjugal plasmid transfer, and replication proteins
    GI 12 11.5 BPSL3342-BPSL3353 1 + (57.3) + - - Prophage-like
Chromosome 2
    GI 13 19.0 BPSS0378-BPSS0391A 1 + (58.4) - + - Prophage-like, contains hypothetical proteins
    GI 14 18.6 BPSS0652A-BPSS0666 + (55.1) + + + Miscellaneous island; contains putative collagenase
    GI 15 34.6 BPSS1047-BPSS1089 0 - (65.2) + - - Putative prophage; contains hypothetical proteins and ParA homologue
    GI 16 61.8 BPSS2051-BPSS2090 0 + (59.3) + + + Metabolic island; contains various ABC transporters, large cell surface protein, l-asparaginase, and fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase
  • The size and CDS coordinates of the putative genomic islands are indicated. The number of putative integrases contained within islands are given; —, not applicable. Partial genes and pseudogenes are indicated in parentheses. Whether anomalies are present in the properties of DNA within islands is indicated in the GC, D, and K columns, representing the percentage of G + C content, G + C deviation, and Karlin dinucleotide frequency signature, respectively: +, anomolies are present; -, anomolies are not present. The Bp08 column indicates regions of the K96243 genome that are identical to islands previously identified by using representative difference analysis of B. pseudomallei strain 08 against B. thailandensis: +, match with B. thailandensis; -, no match with B. thailandensis. GI 7 is the only GI found in the B. mallei ATCC 23344 genome. ABC, ATP-binding cassette.