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Exploring a wheat gene

Start in http://plants.ensembl.org/index.html and select the Triticum aestivum genome.

(a) What GO: Molecular function terms are associated with the wheat TraesCS6D02G180200 gene?

(b) Go to the transcript tab. How many exons does it have? Which one is the longest? Approximately, how much of that is coding?

(c) What domains can be found in the protein product of this transcript? What prediction method(s) identified these domains?

(a) Go to http://plants.ensembl.org/index.html

Select Triticum aestivum from the drop down menu then type TraesCS6D02G180200 into the search box. Click on the gene name link TraesCS6D02G180200 in the search results.

Click on GO: Molecular function in the left-hand menu.

There is one term listed: GO:0005515, protein binding.

(b) Click on the transcript tab at the top of the page. Click on Exons in the left-hand menu.

There are six exons. Exon 6 is longest with 485 bp, of which around one sixth is coding.

(c) Click on either Protein Summary or Domains & features in the left-hand menu to view the data graphically or as a table, respectively.

Leucine-rich repeats are predicted by many different methods, however each method predict the leucine-rich repeats at different positions.