Homologous alignments of Cicer arietium genome with Medicago truncatula as reference

  With Medicago truncatula as reference genome, genomic paralogy, orthology and outparalogy informations within and among Cicer arietium were displayed in 4 circles: The curved lines within inner circle, colored by eudicot ancestoral 7 chromosomes (Jaillon et al. 2007), linked paralog pairs on Medicago truncatula 8 chromosomes produced by LCT. The short lines forming the innermost circles represents all predicted genes in Medicago truncaluta, which have one paralogous regions, forming another circle. Each of the two sets of Medicago truncaluta paralogous chromosomal regions have one orthologous copies in Cicer arietium. Therefore, 2 genomes will result in 4 circles in the figure. Each circle is colored as to its source plant corresponding to the color scheme in Fig. 1. Homologous genes donoted by shot lines standing on a chromosome circle, and colored as to its chromosome number in the source plant shown in the inset legend.