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Figure 3

From: The fundamental tradeoff in genomes and proteomes of prokaryotes established by the genetic code, codon entropy, and physics of nucleic acids and proteins

Figure 3

Simulations of the tradeoff dynamics via random nucleotide mutations. A, B, simulations for two genomes (Nocardiopsis dassonvillei subs. dassonvillei DSM 43111, GCNAT = 72.7; and Streptobacillus moniliformis DSM 12112, GCNAT = 26.3) with distorted codon bias. A, changes in the GCCB/GCNCB pairs related to the tradeoff. B, the increase of the genomes’ codon entropy in relation to the distribution of entropies in all genomes. C and D, simulations of mutations in 1364 natural genomes; the simulation starts at points marked by filled circles and continues along the lines. The traces are colored by average amino acid depth C, changes in the GCCB/GCNCB pairs related to the tradeoff. D, behavior of the codon entropy.

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