Figure 1.

Snapshot of the output generated after analysis of the A. caulinodans genome with the Genome Atlas tool. The output is accessible as a web-based resource [17] that can can be used as a tool to zoom in on specific regions of interest. Hits within the UNIPROT database, a comparison at the protein level between 14 α-proteobacteria and A. caulinodans, and the synteny between these genomes, the genome annotation, and structural features are represented. The origin and terminus of replication are indicated and the symbiotic region is boxed. From the outer to the inner circle: circle 1, protein hits in the UNIPROT database; circle 2, synteny between 15 α-proteobacterial genomes; circle 3, Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58; circle 4, Xanthobacter autotrophicus Py2; circle 5, Sinorhizobium meliloti 1021; circle 6, Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA 110; circle 7, Rhizobium leguminosarum 3841; circle 8, Rhizobium etli CFN42; circles 9 and 10, Mesorhizobium loti strains BNC1 and MAFF303099, respectively; circle 11, Nitrobacter winogradskyi Nb225; circles 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16, Rhodopseudomonas palustris strains CGA009, HaA2, BisA53, BisB18, and BisB5, respectively; circle 17, intrinsic curvature; circle 18, stacking energy; circle 19, position preference; circle 20, genome annotation; circle 21, global repeats; circle 22, inverted repeats; circle 23, GC skew; circle 24, percent AT. The structural DNA parameters in circles 21 and 22 relate to the occurrence of repeats that might indicate inserted sequences, and circles 18 and 19 designate the accessibility and flexibility of the DNA as a measure for the capacity to interact with proteins.

Lee et al. BMC Genomics 2008 9:271   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-271
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