Table 2 Molecular functions associated with positive genes
Molecular FunctionNumber of Genes (%)
Translation initiation16 (18)
Translation elongation6 (7)
Translational repression5 (6)
Translation termination and release3 (3)
mRNA splicing17 (19)
Cell death and engulfment8 (9)
Cytoskeleton16 (18)
  • RBP genes and translational factors that are required for da dendrite morphogenesis are associated with several molecular functions. The number of genes (and percentage out of the 88 positive genes and 4 positive controls) associated with each molecular function based on gene ontology terms (see Table S2) are indicated. The following Gene Ontology (GO) term accession numbers were used to group the genes by molecular function: translation initiation: GO: 0006413; translation elongation: GO: 0006414; translational repression: GO: 0030371, GO: 0000900, GO: 0017148; translation termination and release: GO: 0006415, GO: 0003747; mRNA splicing: GO: 000398, GO: 000381, GO: 0000245; cell death: GO: 0006911, GO: 0048102, GO: 0043524, GO: 0043066; cytoskeleton: GO: 0000022, GO: 0007052, GO: 0005875, GO: 0030837, GO: 0008103, GO: 0016325, GO: 0005200, GO: 0007016. mRNA; messenger RNA; RBP, RNA-binding protein.