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Old 07-05-2014, 01:46 AM   #1
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Smile Is there a way to determine the conservation of any genomic regions?

We identified a long intergenic non-coding RNA in chicken, for example, located:
exon1, chr1, 200000,201000,+
exon2, chr1, 203000,204000,+
Is there a way to determine conservation levels across species? Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:50 AM   #2
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You can find pre-computed pair-wise alignments and multiple alignments for the chicken genome here:

Resources at Ensembl:
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On the UCSC Genome Browser, version WUGSC 2.1/galGal3 of the chicken genome has several conservation and comparative genomics tracks but this version is from 2006. The newer version ICGSC Gallus_gallus-4.0/galGal4 doesn't seem to have that many related tracks. I think these tracks are basically showing the data that GenoMax linked to but they're already in genome browser form.
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Thanks. For the well-studied organisms, there are multiple alignments. We can get phastcons and take them as conservation levels. For others, such as Alpaca genome, there are only pairwise alignments and no pre-computed phastcons, how to get conservation levels? Thanks again!
Can we indirectly get the phastcons? For example, what we want is to get the conservation levels of 'Alpaca, chr1, +, 2000,000--2000,006'.
First, we get the corresponding positions/regions on human genome, say 'Human, chr1, +, 2100,000--2100,006', according to the pairwise alignment Alpaca/Human. (
Then, we get the phastcons of 'Human, chr1, +, 2100,000--2100,006' according to human 100-way multiple alignment (

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