Figure 2.

Distribution of mouse-human COMIT z-scores. Motifs containing CpGs have systematically lower conservation scores (dotted red curve, mean = -12.8), while the remaining motifs have higher conservation scores (dashed green curve, mean = 5.2), consistent with hypermutability of CpG dinucleotides in mammalian genomes. The non-CpG distribution has an excess of motifs with high z-scores, as can be seen from the long rightward tail. This suggests that selection has acted to maintain sequence conservation of these motifs across species.

Kural et al. Genome Biology 2009 10:R133   doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-11-r133
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