Fishing the Rabbit CCL8 ortholog using NCBI Blast-Align. Human CCL8 mRNA is compared to the Rabbit genomic fragment containing both the CCL2 and the CCL1 region (R-MCPgb). The graphical representation visualizes the outstanding similarity of one genomic region covering the human RNA transcript almost entirely. At the same time it localizes other structurally related regions and reveals that compared to the coding regions, untranslated region (UTR’s) might be more gene-specific. The graph was produced using the online facilities offered by NCBI (http://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi webcite; option: Align).
van der Loo et al. BMC Genetics 2012 13:72 doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-72