TABLE 1

Genomic positions of interparalog gene conversion tracts in the α-globin gene clusters of R. norvegicus and P. maniculatus

GenesP-valueaAlignment positionLength (bp)Affected gene region
R. norvegicus
HBAT1; HBAT2<0.0011172–267615055′-UTR: 35/35 bp
Exon 1: 95/95 bp
Intron 1:115/115 bp
Exon 2: 205/205 bp
Intron 2: 32/185 bp
HBAT2; HBAT3<0.0103347–3618272b3′ flanking sequence
P. maniculatus
HBAT1; HBAT2<0.0011551–25409905′-UTR: 35/35 bp
Exon 1: 95/95 bp
Intron 1: 124/124 bp
Exon 2: 205/205 bp
Intron 2: 8/173 bp
  • In each case the directionality of gene conversion is from the 5′ paralog to the neighboring 3′ paralog. No conversion tracts were identified in the HBA-T3 coding sequences of either species.

  • a Calculated from the permutation test of Sawyer (1989).

  • b The conversion tract starts 390 bp downstream of the stop codon.