Table 1

Averaged measures of synteny preservation for 43 pairs of ohnologs versus 15 SSD pairs in the S. cerevisiae genome

Synteny Measure

Ohnologs

SSD pairs

p-value


Upstream continuous

1.41

0.47

0.0002

Downstream continuous

1.50

0.20

< 0.0001

Upstream continuous + Downstream continuous

2.91

0.67

Upstream total

10.08

3.00

< 0.0001

Downstream total

9.79

1.67

< 0.0001

Upstream total + Downstream total

19.87

4.67


For all measures of synteny (upstream continuous, downstream continuous, upstream total, and downstream total), the extent of synteny preservation is significantly greater in ohnologs relative to SSD pairs based on Wilcoxon tests.

Bu et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:279   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-279

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