Open Access Research article

Back to the sea twice: identifying candidate plant genes for molecular evolution to marine life

Lothar Wissler1, Francisco M Codoñer2, Jenny Gu1, Thorsten BH Reusch3, Jeanine L Olsen4, Gabriele Procaccini5* and Erich Bornberg-Bauer1*

Author Affiliations

1 Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Muenster, Huefferstrasse 1, D48149 Muenster, Germany

2 IRSI-Caixa Fundation, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias I Pujol, Crta de Canyet s/n 08916 Badalona, Spain

3 Leibniz-Institut fuer Meereswissenschaften IFM-Geomar, Duesternbrooker Weg 20, D24105 Kiel, Germany

4 Dept. Marine Benthic Ecology and Evolution, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Centre for Life Sciences, Nijenborgh 7, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands

5 Stazione Zoologica A Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121 Naples, Italy

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:8  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-8

Published: 12 January 2011

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Additional file 1:

OrthoMCL cluster composition after clustering two seagrass EST datasets and 8 full angiosperm genomes.

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Additional file 2:

Aligned proteins of each OrthoMCL cluster, produced with MUSCLE.

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Additional file 3:

Aligned nucleotide (CDS) sequences of each OrthoMCL cluster, produced with PAL2NAL.

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Additional file 4:

CODEML output of the branch-site test for positive selection for each of the three tested seagrass branches.

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Additional file 5:

Results of the GeneOntology (GO) enrichment analysis, testing the PSGs of each branch against all genes tested for positive selection.

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