Open Access Research article

The polyphenol oxidase gene family in land plants: Lineage-specific duplication and expansion

Lan T Tran12, John S Taylor2 and C Peter Constabel12*

Author Affiliations

1 Centre for Forest Biology and Department of Biology, University of Victoria, PO BOX 3020,, Station CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 3N5, Canada

2 Department of Biology, University of Victoria, PO BOX 3020,, Station CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 3N5, Canada

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BMC Genomics 2012, 13:395  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-395

Published: 16 August 2012

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Additional file 1:

PPO gene models identified using BLAST searches of selected land plant genomes and validated as described under Materials and Methods. Table with additional information on validated PPO gene models identified in this study.

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Potential PPO gene models identified using BLAST searches but rejected due to sequence inconsistencies. Table with additional information on rejected PPO gene models.

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Alignment. Figure showing amino acid alignment used to generate the PPO phylogeny.

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Intron/exon gene structures identified in PPO genes. Table of additional information regarding intron position and structure in PPO genes.

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