The whole-genome synteny classification process. Genome sequences of fewer than 500 kb were discarded before analysis. The results of MUMmer comparisons between a pair of genomes were tested for synteny (see Materials and methods). If a genome pair was determined to be syntenic at a whole-genome level, synteny was classified as 'mesosyntenic' or 'macrosyntenic' based on the average length of co-linear diagonals.
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