Correlation between isochore classification and gene density. (a) A comparison of the gene density in the consensus isochore map and the GC-Profile segmentation. The underlined data labels denote the gene densities of the GC-Profile segmentation, the non-underlined labels the gene densities of the consensus map. In the consensus assignment more genes can be found in the H3 isochore family than in the GC-Profile assignment. The consensus assignment thus provides a stronger signal in terms of the expected correlation between gene density and isochore class. (b) Linear regression lines of the logarithmized (base 10) gene density values for the isochore families L1 to H3. The isochore families were numbered from 1 to 5 to compute the regression. The slope of the regression line is slightly greater for the consensus isochore map.
Schmidt and Frishman Genome Biology 2008 9:R104 doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-6-r104