Welcome to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Repository
What would you like to view today?
Variation in mutation dynamics across the maize genome as a function of regional and flanking base composition.
Vroh Bi, Irie
MetadataShow full item record
We examine variation in mutation dynamics across a single genome (Zea mays ssp. mays) in relation to regional and flanking base composition using a data set of 10,472 SNPs generated by resequencing 1776 transcribed regions. We report several relationships between flanking base composition and mutation pattern. The A + T content of the two sites immediately flanking the mutation site is correlated with rate, transition bias, and GC → AT pressure. We also observe a significant CpG effect, or increase in transition rate at CpG sites. At the regional level we find that the strength of the CpG effect is correlated with regional A + T content, ranging from a 1.7-fold increase in transition rate in relatively G + C-rich regions to a 2.6-fold increase in A + T-rich regions. We also observe a relationship between locus A + T content and GC → AT pressure. This regional effect is in opposition to the influence of the two immediate neighbors in that GC → AT pressure increases with increasing locus A + T content but decreases with increasing flanking base A + T content and may represent a relationship between genome location and mutation bias. The data indicate multiple context effects on mutations, resulting in significant variation in mutation dynamics across the genome.
Multi standard citation
Permanent link to this itemhttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12478/5505
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)