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Exploring a wheat region

(a) Go to 2D:378720500-378780600 in wheat.

(b) How many genes are in this region? What strand are the genes on?

(c) What tracks can you see that show gene structure? Where did the different tracks come from?

(d) Export the genomic sequence for this region.

(e) Can you view the genomic alignments of the homoeologous regions?

(a) Go to the Ensembl Plants homepage. Select Search: Triticum aestivum and type 2D:378720500-378780600 in the text box. Click Go.

(b) There are two genes displayed in the Genes track. They are both on the reverse strand.

(c) There are two tracks which have mapping to this gene: Genes and Alternative gene models. Hover over the track names for more information on their source.

(d) Click Export data in the side menu. Leave the default parameters as they are. Click Next>. Click on Text.

Note that the sequence has a header that provides information about the genome assembly, the chromosome, the start and end coordinates and the strand. For example:

>2D dna:chromosome chromosome:IWGSC:2D:378720500:378780600:1

(e) Click on Polyploid view in the left hand menu to view the homoeologous regions.