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Table 1 Bacteria with the highest adaptability index ("highest IQ")

From: A census of membrane-bound and intracellular signal transduction proteins in bacteria: Bacterial IQ, extroverts and introverts

Organism Phyluma Signal transducers Genome size, kb IQ
Wolinella succinogenes Epsilon 99 2,110 230
Geobacter sulfurreducens Delta 165 3,814 166
Idiomarina loihiensis Gamma 80 2,839 153
Desulfovibrio vulgaris Delta 135 3,773 151
Vibrio cholerae Gamma 152 4,033 150
Thermotoga maritima Other 34 1,861 145
Borrelia garinii Spiro 13 987 143
Vibrio vulnificus Gamma 200 5,127 136
Chromobacterium violaceum Beta 160 4,751 131
Thermosynechococcus elongatus Cyano 51 2,594 131
  1. a – Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon indicate the corresponding subdivisions of Proteobacteria; Cyano indicates cyanobacteria; Spiro indicates Spirochetes.