Table 1

Transposable elements inserted nearby of 97 retrogenes and 13375 "canonical" genes

Gene region

Gene seta

Genes associated with TEsb

Proportion (%)

Fisher's exact test


5'UTR

Retrogene

1

1.03

P = 1.0000

"Canonical" genes

97

0.73

3'UTR

Retrogene

2

2.06

P = 0.2699

"Canonical" genes

139

1.04

2 kb upstream

Retrogene

7

7.22

P = 0.7198

"Canonical" genes

1189

8.89

2 kb downstream

Retrogene

12

12.37

P = 0.1338

"Canonical" genes

1085

8.11


a "Canonical" genes refers to FlyBase genes annotated in the D. melanogaster release 3.2.1 [52].

b TEs: transposable elements

Bai et al. BMC Genomics 2008 9:241   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-241

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