Chromosome 12 sequences were used as query against a database of chromosome 11 sequences using MegaBLAST as described under Methods. At ≥50% coverage and >80% identity, the frequency distribution of unique duplicate gene models is plotted over the length of chromosomes 11 and 12. Based on the chromosomal locations of these unique genes, duplications were identified throughout the length of both the chromosomes. The maximum extent of duplication, however, was found to be confined within the first 2 Mb region of both chromosomes.
The Rice Chromosomes 11 and 12 Sequencing Consortia* BMC Biology 2005 3:20 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-3-20