When doing an annotation of a contig31 of Drosophila biarmipes genome, the gene predictions(in orange, red, green, tan, blue, brown, and gray) picked up numerous possible genes in the area circled in blue below:
So according to the GEP(genomic education partnership) guide I was reading, I was to then BLASTP the amino acid sequence from these predicted genes to a non-redundant protein database. Using NCBI BLAST I did just that, and observed alot of results of significance (E value < 1 X 10^-5).
Many of the BLASTP results were somthing like:
Reading up on gag proteins I found they were related to transposable element activity, specifically reverse transcriptase activity. So then should I conclude that these regoins are showing a gene because they are a Transposable element, or the remenats of one?
I also found:
And reading on Wolbachia I found that there is Horizontal gene transfer with its genome and Drosophila in general, according to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolbachia#Horizontal_gene_transfer_and_genomics
So then, can I conclude the area circled in blue is a result of Transposable element, and not an actual gene belonging to D. biarmipes?