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Finding orthologues and gene trees of the Arabidopsis thaliana FUM1 gene

The fumarase gene FUM1 in Arabidopsis thaliana encodes a protein with mitochondrial targeting information. Read more in this UniProt entry. Go to Ensembl Plants to answer the following questions:

  1. How many orthologues have been identified for this gene?

  2. Which orthologue has the highest sequence similarity? Look at the Query%ID and Target%ID.

  1. Go to Ensembl Plants, select Arabidopsis thaliana from the Favourite genomes section on the homepage. Search for FUM1. Click on the gene ID AT2G47510. Now click on Plant Compara: Orthologues on the left-hand panel to see all orthologues of this gene. You can find the number of orthologues in the summary information at the top of the page.

    FUM1 has 166 orthologues in Ensembl Plants.

  2. Click on the triangles in the table column headers to sort by identity. If you are unsure of what data the column is show, you can mouse-over the headers for a description.

    The orthologue with the highest sequence similarity is from Arabidopsis halleri.