Seven GC-rich microbial genomes adopt similar codon usage patterns regardless of their phylogenetic lineages.


Seven GC-rich (group I) and three AT-rich (group II) microbial genomes are analyzed in this paper. The seven microbes in group I belong to different phylogenetic lineages, even different domains of life. The common feature is that they are highly GC-rich organisms, with more than 60% genomic GC content. Group II includes three bacteria, which belong to the… (More)