Genome size and GC content in bacteria with small genomes and low GC content

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Organism bacteria
Reference Lind PA, Andersson DI. Whole-genome mutational biases in bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Nov 18 105(46):17878-83. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0804445105. p.17882 table 3PubMed ID19001264
Comments P.17881 right column 3rd paragraph: "As shown in Table 3, all of the AT-rich small genomes lack all or some of the relevant repair genes, and it is conceivable that the reduced GC content is, at least in part, a consequence of the resulting stronger GC-to-AT mutational bias conferred by ubiquitous oxidation and deamination damages. A similar reasoning also might apply to protozoans (e.g., Plasmodium) that have AT-rich genomes and also lack many of the relevant repair genes (ref 34)." See notes beneath table
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