Codon usage bias

Codon usage bias analysis for the spermidine synthase gene from Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze

E. You, Wang, Y., Ding, Z. T., Zhang, X. F., Pan, L. L., and Zheng, C., Codon usage bias analysis for the spermidine synthase gene from Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze, vol. 14, pp. 7368-7376, 2015.

The spermidine synthase (SPDS) gene exists widely in all types of plants. In this paper, the codon usage of the SPDS gene from Camellia sinensis (CsSPDS) was analyzed. The results showed that the codon usage of the CsSPDS gene is biased towards the T-ended or A-ended codons, which is similar to that observed in 73 genes selected from the C. sinensis genome. An ENC-plot for 15 SPDS genes from various plant species suggested that mutational bias was the major factor in shaping codon usage in these genes.

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