TABLE 3.

Number of down-regulated genes in each functional category at all time points studied

Cellular roleNo. of down-regulated genes at time point indicated
t0t15t30t60t90
Amino acid biosynthesis11234
Biosynthesis of cofactors/prosthetic groups/carriers14401
Cell envelope51016109
Cellular processes11010710
Central intermediary metabolism12211
DNA metabolism04401
Energy metabolism34122111
Fatty acid and phospholipid metabolism00001
Hypothetical protein2959473543
Other categories02323
Protein fate02244
Protein synthesis06656
Purine/pyrimidine/nucleoside/nucleotide04365
Regulatory functions27634
Signal transduction124113
Transcription01200
Transport and binding protein611181612
Unknown function68969
Viral functions01100
    Total56138151130127