Common introns within orthologous genes: software and application to plants

@article{Wilkerson2009CommonIW,
  title={Common introns within orthologous genes: software and application to plants},
  author={Matthew D. Wilkerson and Yuanbin Ru and Volker Brendel},
  journal={Briefings in bioinformatics},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={631-44}
}
The residence of spliceosomal introns within protein-coding genes can fluctuate over time, with genes gaining, losing or conserving introns in a complex process that is not entirely understood. One approach for studying intron evolution is to compare introns with respect to position and type within closely related genes. Here, we describe new, freely available software called Common Introns Within Orthologous Genes (CIWOG), available at http://ciwog.gdcb.iastate.edu/, which detects common… CONTINUE READING