Top Level Genome Properties

MetabolismBiosynthesis, catabolism and interconverison of biomolecules
Biological nicheOptimal environmental conditions, hosts
Selfish genetic elementsStowaways on the ship of life: introns, inteins, phage, etc.
Quantitative contentCounts, abundances and other metrics
TaxonomyClassification of organisms from superkingdom down to species
Cell surface componentObjects (membranes, complexes) localized at or near the surface of cells
TransportMovement of molecules across biological membranes
Cell motilityChemotaxis, flagella, etc.
VirulenceHost range and factors associated with pathogenesis
DNA handlingExchange, repair and modification of DNA
Cellular growth, organization and divisionMorphology, intercellular structures
Unknown biological process
Regulatory systems
Response to external environment
Quorum-sensing, biofilm formation, and developmental systems
Defense systems