Table 2.

Gene copy number in 156 pg of Epulopiscium genomic DNA

GeneLarge-cell DNA*Small-cell DNA*Control DNA
ftsZ 42,600 ± 5,82031,900 ± 1,640290
dnaA 38,200 ± 7,94036,500 ± 7,000120
recA 41,900 ± 8,33026,300 ± 4,30030
16S285,000 ± 36,000177,000 ± 11,20040
  • *Mean ± SD, n = 10.

  • Mean negative controls, 150 pg of DNA extracted from surgeonfish gut contents with no Epulopiscium cells, n = 3.