The conservation of gene models can support genome annotation

Cassandria G. Tay Fernandez, Philipp E. Bayer, Jakob Petereit, Rajeev Varshney, Jacqueline Batley, David Edwards

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Many genome annotations include false-positive gene models, leading to errors in phylogenetic and comparative studies. Here, we propose a method to support gene model prediction based on evolutionary conservation and use it to identify potentially erroneous annotations. Using this method, we developed a set of 15,345 representative gene models from 12 legume assemblies that can be used to support genome annotations for other legumes.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20377
JournalPlant Genome
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

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