Response to Hron et al.

Peter V. Lovell, Morgan Wirthlin, Lucia Carbone, Wesley C. Warren, Claudio V. Mello

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Abstract

Hron et al. provide transcriptome evidence that three (1.1 %) of the 274 genes reported by Lovell et al. as missing in birds may actually be 'hidden' as a result of high GC content. Although this factor may explain some gene absences from genomic assemblies, we believe it is insufficient to account for the extensive syntenic losses described in Lovell et al.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number165
JournalGenome biology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 2015

Keywords

  • Gene loss
  • Gene loss
  • Genome assembly
  • Synteny verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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