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Sequencing of the needle transcriptome from Norway spruce (Picea abies Karst L.) reveals lower substitution rates, but similar selective constraints in gymnosperms and angiosperms

Jun Chen1, Severin Uebbing1, Niclas Gyllenstrand2, Ulf Lagercrantz1, Martin Lascoux13 and Thomas Källman1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Ecology and Genetics, EBC, Uppsala University, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

2 Department of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, P.O. Box 7080, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

3 Laboratory of Evolutionary Genomics, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

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BMC Genomics 2012, 13:589  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-589

Published: 2 November 2012

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Additional file 1:

Annotation file. Annotation and level of gene expression for the Picea abies PUTs. Details on the meaning of the different columns can be found on Sheet1.

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Boxplot showing silent diversity estimates from different group of plant species.

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Additional file 3:

ORF length and dN/dS. Comparison of the relationship between dN/dS and alignment length with Buschiazzo [26] data on the left and data from our study on the right.

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