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Table 2 Summary of metagenomic contig assembly

From: The presence of nitrate dramatically changed the predominant microbial community in perchlorate degrading cultures under saline conditions

  P30 culture NP30 culture
Number of 36-mer reads collected 7,551,046 6,307,535
Number of assembled contigs 42,437 27,725
Number of nucleotides in contigs > 100nt 9,850,121 5,030,930
Longest sequence, nt 3,421 5,099
Mean, nt 232 181
N50, nt 258 183
Shortest sequence, nt 100 100