Frequenty Asked Questions - Comparative Genomics

What is the difference between Compara and Pan taxonomic-Compara in Ensembl Genomes?

In the Gene tab of Ensembl Metazoa (or any other Ensembl Genomes division), you can investigate the evolutionary relationship of genes within metazoa under Metazoan Compara. If you are interested in viewing the gene tree and getting homologous genes across a wider taxonomic range of species (not only Metazoan, in this example), you can click on ┬┤Pan-taxonomic Compara┬┤. An extended analysis including several vertebrates, protists, plants, bacteria, fungi, and invertebrate metazoa is also available as the pan-taxonomic Compara. See the Pan-Compara analysis for the Mhc gene in Drosophila melanogaster .

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