Numerical comparison of common, shared and specific ORFs between several Aeromonas species. The number of ORFs was calculated from Additional file 2: Table S2 without taking into account IS elements, tRNA and rRNA. In dark grey, the number of ORFs that are common among Aeromonas sp. In white, ORFs that are shared with at least one other Aeromonas species. In light grey, ORFs that are unique to the species. A. salmonicida subsp. salmonicida A449 and 01-B526, A. hydrophila ATCC 7966 and SSU, A. caviae Ae398, A. veronii B565, AMC34, AMC35, AER39 and AER397, and A. aquarorium AAK are illustrated in the graph.