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GC content varies greatly between different genomic regions in many eukaryotes. In order to determine whether this organization named isochore organization influences gene expression patterns, the relationship between GC content and gene expression has been investigated in man and mouse. However, to date, this question is still a matter for debate. Among(More)
BACKGROUND Coding sequence (CDS) length, gene size, and intron length vary within a genome and among genomes. Previous studies in diverse organisms, including human, D. Melanogaster, C. elegans, S. cerevisiae, and Arabidopsis thaliana, indicated that there are negative relationships between expression level and gene size, CDS length as well as intron(More)
Linkage disequilibrium (LD) analyses play a fundamental role in gene mapping, both as a tool for fine mapping of complex trait gene and in genome-wide association studies. The use of LD analyses in practice depends crucially on the understanding of the patterns of LD in the genome. In the present study, a total of 36 SNP were selected initially in a region(More)
Broodiness is a polygenic trait controlled by a small number of autosomal genes. Vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor-1 (VIPR-1) gene could be a candidate of chicken broodiness, and its genomic variations and genetic effects on chicken broodiness traits were analyzed in this study. The partial cloning and sequencing of the VIPR-1 gene showed that the(More)
A region (200 kb) of Contig. 060226.1 on GGA1 was selected to study the average diversity of Red Jungle Fowl (RJF), Taihe Silk chicken (TS), and White Recessive Rock (WRR), and estimate the effective population size (Ne) of chicken. The mean heterozygosities of RJF, TS and WRR were 0.28533+/-0.034747, 0.32926+/-0.039191 and 0.30168+/-0.040382, respectively.(More)
Insertions and deletions (Indel) are important sources of genetic diversity and phenotypic divergence. Many factors such as mutation, recombination, selection and genetic drift can jointly affect the indel distribution across the genome. Studies of the relationship between recombination and indel density can, to a certain extent, reflect the selective(More)
The chicken (Gallus gallus) is an important model organism that bridges the evolutionary gap between mammals and non-amniote vertebrates. Here, we carried out a systematic study of the relationship between 5′ UTR length and gene expression pattern in the chicken genome. We found that gene 5′ UTRs lengths show a negative correlation with gene expression(More)
Copy number variation (CNV) is an important source of genetic variation in organisms and a main factor that affects phenotypic variation. A comprehensive study of chicken CNV can provide valuable information on genetic diversity and facilitate future analyses of associations between CNV and economically important traits in chickens. In the present study, an(More)
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