Table II.

Incongruent gene annotation in Arabidopsis and rice

Annotation CategoryAnnotation Support at AtGDBAnnotation Support at OsGDB
Incongruent gene structurea4,88326,291
Incomplete untranslated region definitionb4,45810,948
Complex structural incongruencec2863,499
  • a Annotations with gene structure definitions, which are inconsistent with overlapping EST and/or cDNA.

  • b Annotations with incomplete untranslated region definitions based on aligned EST and/or cDNA evidence (minimum 100 base variance).

  • c Annotations that may require complex alterations, including annotation of polycistronic messages, documentation of alternative cleavage/polyA sites, or restructuring into multiple gene transcripts.