Disease gene system conservation in model organisms. The five disease systems in which significant conservation differences are found (hematological, immune, malformation syndrome, metabolic and neurological) are plotted on the horizontal axis for the six different model organisms (mouse, rat, fish, fly, nematode and yeast). The vertical axis represents standardized score from Wilcoxon analyses for conservation index. The greater the score, the more conserved the disease system.
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