This shows how many strands of DNA we have read so far, and how many DNA letters we've read overall.
The number above looks quite big, but we're actually attempting to match DNA with only a tiny fraction of the genome - many bacterial genomes have more than 1,000,000 letters of DNA!
This shows which species match the reads we've sequenced. The larger the wedge is, the closer the mystery DNA matches that species.
We're using a process called BLASTN. This is a program that compares the DNA reads we've just sequenced to a collection of reference reads we prepared in the lab last week - a bit like matching pieces in a jigsaw.
Last data (15 March 2019 23:16:06.): reads letters Escherichia_coli_str_K-12_substr_MG1655 Haemophilus_influenzae_Rd_KW20_chromosome Marinobacter_pelagius Mycobacterium_tuberculosis_H37Rv Pseudomonas_aeruginosa Shewanella_oneidensis_MR-1_chromosome Yersinia_pestis 965.006647495742 1766718.62000371 133621.026126505 39136.1254893048 12903.9310284976 33260.402856587 25710.9748922489 37120.4646496888 Totals: reads: 965 yield: 1766718 BLASTN hits: | E.coli: 133621.026126505 | H.influenzae: 39136.1254893048 | M.pelagius: 12903.9310284976 | M.tuberculosis: 33260.402856587 | PA01: 25710.9748922489 | Y.pestis: 37120.4646496888
Have a go yourself!