TABLE 1 

Broad predicted functions of genes identified by either regular expression or the PWM approach based on homology of their gene products to known proteins and categorized by David

FunctionNo. of genesa% annotation
Protease/hydrolase activity158.6
Transposition, DNA metabolic process31.7
(Poly)amine metabolism42.3
Metal binding/hydrolase148.0
Protein complex assembly31.7
Outer membrane/envelope63.4
Metabolism/regulation5028.7
RNA metabolic process31.7
Signal transducer/two-component system52.9
Membrane/transport1810.3
Redox/cofactor binding116.3
ATPase/nucleotide binding63.4
Transferase activity74.0
Intracellular31.7
23S RNA42.3
Hypothetical2212.6
  • a Some genes fit into two categories.