Arabidopsis Genome Maps
Arabidopsis Genome Maps of Sequences appearing in US-patent applications
|By performing a modification of the analysis of Jensen and Murray (Science. 2005 Oct 14;310(5746):239-40.), a member of our group was able to map sequences appearing in the claims section of US patent applications onto the Arabidopsischromosomes. The following 5 maps demonstrate the distribution of sequences across Arabidopsis chromosomes.
Note carefully the limitations of this analysis:
(see below for more details of these analyses)
(Chromosome 1 = 30Mb)
|In all chromosome maps the Y-axis is the number of patent applications found within 300Kb sections of the chromosome map.
Sequences contained in US granted patents were not included in these chromosome maps. Although it is unlikely that the inclusion of such data would change the map significantly.
As far as possible, bulk sequence applications have been included in this analysis.
Different X-, and Y-axis scales has been used throughout, to allow the best possible view of all data.
Note: Because of the nature of the analysis above (see the notes on the left of the maps above), the mapped sequences are likely to greatly under-represent the true degree of patent activity on the Arabidopsis genome!