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Table 3 Functional analysis of sample (malnourished/healthy) specific sequences

From: Metagenome of the gut of a malnourished child

Subsystem category % of Malnourished specific sequences (X) % of Healthy specific sequences (Y) Relative Ratio (X/Y) Relative Ratio (Y/X)
Motility and Chemotaxis 4.18 0.04 104.5 0.01
Membrane Transport 2.12 0.21 10.1 0.1
Respiration 5.37 1.28 4.2 0.24
Virulence 9.49 5.28 1.8 0.56
Stress Response 1.95 1.83 1.07 0.94
Protein Metabolism 12.1 11.44 1.06 0.95
Amino Acids and Derivatives 8.45 8.54 0.99 1.01
DNA Metabolism 7.01 7.37 0.95 1.05
Cofactors, Vitamins, Prosthetic groups and pigments 7.07 7.71 0.92 1.09
Cell wall and Capsule 6.52 7.38 0.88 1.13
Carbohydrates 5.78 7.95 0.73 1.38
Clustering-based Subsystems 11.5 16.24 0.71 1.41
RNA Metabolism 5.11 7.58 0.67 1.48
Cell Division and Cell Cycle 1.61 2.43 0.66 1.51
Unclassified 2.26 4.45 0.51 1.97
Nucleosides and Nucleotides 3.38 6.66 0.51 1.97
  1. Note: Only those subsystem categories which had at least 1.5% of the sequences assigned to it were considered for comparison