Table 1.

Gene copy number in individual Epulopiscium

GeneCopy number*Range Control
ftsZ 80,60035,800 – 198,000240
dnaA 48,70029,800 – 153,000240
recA 120,00060,300 – 205,00070
16S368,000241,000 – 737,000310
  • *Median gene copy number, n = 10.

  • Copy number range (minimum – maximum).

  • Mean negative controls, surgeonfish gut contents without Epulopiscium cells, n = 3.