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Transcriptomic analysis supports similar functional roles for the two thymuses of the tammar wallaby

Emily SW Wong1, Anthony T Papenfuss2, Andreas Heger3, Arthur L Hsu2, Chris P Ponting3, Robert D Miller4, Jane C Fenelon5, Marilyn B Renfree5, Richard A Gibbs6 and Katherine Belov1*

Author Affiliations

1 Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

2 Bioinformatics Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia

3 Medical Research Council Functional Genomics Unit, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

4 Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA

5 ARC Centre of Excellence in Kangaroo Genomics, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia

6 Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA

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BMC Genomics 2011, 12:420  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-420

Published: 19 August 2011

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Additional file 1:

MA plot. Average count of a gene between the two thymuses is shown on the x-axis and the count difference between the two thymuses for the same gene is shown on the y-axis. No obvious outliers are observed.

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Graph examining gene length bias using Ensembl opossum gene models. Length of gene is shown on the x-axis and log10(P-value) on the y-axis. No length bias is evident.

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