Figure 4. The average length of runs of genes that are transcribed from the same strand (upper panel) and the average number of intergenic bases per gene (lower panel) as a function of the total number of genes in the genome.

Figure 4

The average length of runs of genes that are transcribed from the same strand (upper panel) and the average number of intergenic bases per gene (lower panel) as a function of the total number of genes in the genome. Each dot corresponds to a bacterial genome from the NCBI database.

From: Scaling Laws in the Functional Content of Genomes: Fundamental Constants of Evolution?

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