Low correlation between conservation of gene expression and amount of conserved nonexonic sequence is largely independent of evolutionary distance. (a) Scatter plots show the proportion of bases conserved in SCE alignments versus Pearson correlation (ratios) for individual genes. (b) Box plots show the distribution of Pearson correlations for genes in the top and bottom quartiles of number of conserved bases. Asterisks indicate significant differences between the top and bottom quartiles.
Chan et al. Journal of Biology 2009 8:33 doi:10.1186/jbiol130