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Department of Crop Production and Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran; Discipline of Genetics, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Electronic address:
Cis regulatory elements (CREs), located within promoter regions, play a significant role in the blueprint for transcriptional regulation of genes. There is a growing interest to study the combinatorial nature of CREs including presence or absence of CREs, the number of occurrences of each CRE, as well as of their order and location relative to their target genes. Comparative promoter analysis has been shown to be a reliable strategy to test the significance of each component of promoter architecture. Read More