Category – Research

A Genome Context Viewer (GCV) “Test-Drive”

Written by: Dr. Nevin Young

  • June 13, 2019

I decided to take GCV out for a test-drive to help answer the question, "Are symbiosis genes, clustered together in the Medicago truncatula genome into so-called ‘symbiotic islands’, also conserved, syntenic and co-linear in the genomes of other legume species?” Because the test-drive was so limited in scope, there’s really no way to reach definitive conclusions about symbiotic islands. But the study did provide insights into symbiotic islands, strengths and limitations of GCV – and also the challenges of comparative genomics based on sequence assemblies coming from diverse sources.