Figure 3.

Nine copies of the repeat X3X3R8 contain predicted gene annotations in the S. nodorum genome. Blast analysis of the deRIP consensus sequence led to the hypothesis that 3 helicase genes, an ubiquitin conjugating enzyme and 2 unknown genes originally occupied this region. The effects of RIP mutation have led to the disruption of open-reading frames in several of these genes resulting in multiple, short-length gene predictions which are highly likely to be pseudogenes.

Hane and Oliver BMC Genomics 2010 11:655   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-655
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