Isochore Structures in the Genome of the Plant Arabidopsis thaliana

@article{Zhang2004IsochoreSI,
  title={Isochore Structures in the Genome of the Plant Arabidopsis thaliana},
  author={Ren Zhang and Chun-Ting Zhang},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={59},
  pages={227-238}
}
Arabidopsis thaliana is an important model system for the study of plant biology. We have analyzed the complete genome sequences of Arabidopsis by using a newly developed windowless method for the GC content computation, the cumulative GC profile. It is shown that the Arabidopsis genome is organized into a mosaic structure of isochores. All the centromeric regions are located in GC-rich isochores, called centromere-isochores, which are characterized by a high GC content but low gene and T-DNA… CONTINUE READING