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Genomic composition and evolution of Aedes aegypti chromosomes revealed by the analysis of physically mapped supercontigs

Vladimir A Timoshevskiy1, Nicholas A Kinney2, Becky S deBruyn3, Chunhong Mao4, Zhijian Tu5, David W Severson3, Igor V Sharakhov1 and Maria V Sharakhova1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Entomology, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

2 Department of Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

3 Department of Biological Sciences, Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA

4 Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

5 Department of Biochemistry and Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

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BMC Biology 2014, 12:27  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-12-27

Published: 14 April 2014

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Supercontig and BAC clone positions on Ae. aegypti chromosomes. Major signals are indicated by asterisks. Conflict mapping data are in bold. BAC AC#, BAC clone accession number; NA, not applicable; SC, supercontig; ^ additional signals.

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Additional file 2: Figure S1:

The correlation between the physical band position of a supercontig on our physical map and its cM position on the genetic linkage map [19]. Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients equal to 0.77, 0.83 and 0.65 (P <0.05) were determined for chromosomes (A) 1, (B) 2 and (C) 3, respectively.

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