Comparative genome analysis

Comparative genomics involves the examination and comparison of sequence, genes and regulatory regions between different organisms. Next generation sequencing of different organisms allows for a better understanding of the structure and function of genes and helps to identify those that are unique and those that are conserved among species. Comparisons of discrete segments of the genome is possible by alignment of homologous DNA between species. Comparisons between the human genome and the fruit fly have shown that up to 60% of genes are conserved. These alignments also help researchers identify signals that represent the location of genes and the sequences that regulate gene expression.

  • Track 1-1 horizontally transferred genes
  • Track 2-2 conservation of synteny groups
  • Track 3-3 pan-genome sizes and their evolution for a set of genes
  • Track 4-4 common and variable proportions of each genome
  • Track 5-5 variable genome and strain specific sequences and annotations

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