Gene structure alignments. The gene structures shown in Figure 1 were aligned with GenePainter. Three visualization options focusing on common introns exist. In each, exons and introns are represented independent of their length. A) In this gene structure alignment, coding sequences are represented by “-“ and introns by “|”. “|” underneath each other indicate intron positions with the same phase at the same position in the multiple sequence alignment. B) Here, only introns are pictured. Coding sequences are denoted by spaces, introns by “|”. C) Similar visualization as in A) except that the intron phases are given instead of the intron indicator “|”. All outputs shown are plain text files and can be analysed with any text editor.
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