Viewing gene features on the Arabidopsis karyotype
Here is a list of several genes linked to regulation of long-day photoperiodism in Arabidopsis thaliana.
AGL17, APRF1, CDF5, CDKD-2, CLF, COL9, EBS, EFM, ELF6, GI, JMJ14, LATE, MED16, MRG1, MRG2, MYB56, NFYC4, PEP, POL2A, SHW1, VOZ1, VOZ2
(a) Can you display these Arabidopsis genes on the karyotype? Can you find the location for all of these genes?
(b) Can you export this image?
(c) How can you delete this data?
(a) Go to Ensembl Plants, choose Arabidopsis thaliana and click on View karyotype. Click on + Add features and enter the list of genes. You can also customise the pointer style. Click on Show features once ready. You will see the karyotype with the locations of the genes shown as little triangles. The table provides additional information on the genes displayed on the karyotype. You may want to explore some of those links and view the genes on their Location tabs. These genes are scattered on all Arabidopsis autosomes (chromosomes one to five).
(b) You can export the image by clicking on the polaroid photo icon at the top bar in the image you want to export. This functionality is available throughout the Ensembl browser.
(c) Once in the karyotype view, click on Custom data in the side menu. You can delete the gene features on the Arabidopsis karyotype by clicking on the rubbish bin next to Gene track.