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Phylogenetics and evolution of Su(var)3-9 SET genes in land plants: rapid diversification in structure and function

Xinyu Zhu12, Hong Ma34 and Zhiduan Chen1*

Author Affiliations

1 State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China

2 School of Life Sciences, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, China

3 State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Institute of Plant Biology, Center for Evolutionary Biology, Institutes of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China

4 Department of Biology, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 16802, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:63  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-63

Published: 9 March 2011

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Additional file 1:

Plant Su(var)3-9 SET homologues and related genes surveyed. The MS excel file provides sampling information of plant Su(var)3-9 SET homologues and related genes in ten plant species.

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Additional file 2:

73 protein sequences used in this study. A txt file gives all protein sequences with fasta format used for phylogenetic analyses.

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Additional file 3:

Alignment of 73 protein sequences. A txt file provides an alignment of 73 protein sequences with 228 sites.

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Additional file 4:

NJ tree with branch lengths. A single NJ tree with branch length proportional to the amount of change. The numbers above branches are bootstrap percentage >50. JTT model was used.

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Additional file 5:

Alignment of 24 mRNA sequences with intron position information. The string of dots indicates the alignment region not containing any intron position information. The red arrows denote the positions of introns.

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Additional file 6:

Genomic DNA sequences and corresponding mRNA sequences. A zip file provides the 24 genomic DNA sequences and corresponding mRNA sequences used for gene structure analysis with fasta format containing a concise annotation.

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