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Comparative genomic analysis of C4 photosynthetic pathway evolution in grasses

Xiyin Wang12, Udo Gowik3, Haibao Tang14, John E Bowers1, Peter Westhoff3 and Andrew H Paterson14*

Author Affiliations

1 Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

2 College of Sciences, Hebei Polytechnic University, Tangshan, Hebei 063000, China

3 Institut fur Entwicklungs- und Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat 1, Universitatsstrasse, D-40225 Dusseldorf, Germany

4 Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

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Genome Biology 2009, 10:R68  doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-6-r68

Published: 23 June 2009

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Table S1: C4 gene isoforms in the present study. Table S2: sorghum C4 genes with cDNA evidence; Table S3: GC content of C4 gene isoforms. Table S4: complete results of inferred amino acid substitutions and their aggregation.

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Additional File 2:

Full tree of PEPC genes.

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Additional File 3:

cTPs detected by ChloroP.

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Additional File 4:

CA gene sequences and their functional units.

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