Question: Multiple CDS of a same gene
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6 months ago by
333509845920 wrote:

Hi, I have googled a lot about this query but I could not find a suitable answer.

I downloaded some genomes from NCBI; predicted and annotated genes by prokka. But later, I found that there are few genomes that have 2-3 CDS regions of the same gene while other genomes have the same full-length gene (1245bp) with one CDS. I have aligned them by using MAUVE and figured out that these CDS are parts of one gene. (Further, I have also done blast to confirm this.)

My question is:

  1. Why there are multiple CDS regions in one gene? (While all other genomes having this gene as intact or one CDS)
  2. If this is not a gene prediction problem then what it could be?

Sorry, I couldn't upload the MAUVE aligned figure for further clarification.



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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6 months ago • written 6 months ago by 333509845920
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6 months ago by
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Joe16k wrote:

Have you checked for additional stop codons in those genes? It's not uncommon for larger CDSs to become split by mutation incorporating new stop sites.

Its not necessarily a problem, it may be a biological reality. The real question is whether those splits have rendered that protein defunct or not.

If it is an error, it might be an assembly problem, which has misincorporated an incorrect base. You could download the reads and reassemble if you want to find out, but odds are they are just real splits in real genes.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6 months ago by Joe16k

Yes, you are right there are stop codons at the end of each these newly formed CDS. But why there are newly formed stop codons? Thanks, I will definitely find out the functional ability of this protein.

ADD REPLYlink written 6 months ago by 333509845920

As I said: mutations.

ADD REPLYlink written 6 months ago by Joe16k
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