TABLE 3 

Numbers of genes in highly reduced or retained categories in the anglerfish symbionts (CC26 and MJ02 samples), flashlight fish symbiont (Anomalops katoptron symbiont Akat8), and free-living relatives (E. calviensis, S. costicola subsp. costicola, and A. fischeri)

CategoryNo. of genes in category for:
Free-living relativeSymbiont
EnterovibrioSalinivibrioAliivibrioFlashlight
fish
CC26MJ02
Reduced categories
    PTS (type)12 (varied)11 (varied)13 (varied)1 (glucose)1 (glucose)1 (glucose)
    Amino acid synthesis
(complete pathways)
91 (20)74 (19)85 (20)18 (4)26 (7)34 (9)
    Energy metabolism661202312498384
    DNA repair and
recombination
1211121223
    Methyl-accepting
chemotaxis proteins
362043213
Retained categories
    Cell wall synthesis25312023276103116
    Motility and chemotaxis150102131578989