Comparison of the frequency ratio, fslope/fseq, to the real (G+C)% of the particular organisms' flanking DNA. The fslope is calculated from the slopes of Figure 1 types of graphs for short (N ≤ 6 bp) and long (N ≥ 9 bp) tract data found in flanking sequences from 27 organisms. A. poly(dA).poly(dT) tracts. The straight solid lines are linear regression fits for short tracts (N ≤ 6 bp) of each type and the dashed line (R2 = 0.5591) demonstrates the trend in long (N ≥ 9 bp) tracts; B. poly(dG).poly(dC) tracts. The straight lines are linear regression fits for short tracts of each type (N ≤ 6 bp).
Zhou et al. BMC Genomics 2004 5:95 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-5-95