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Unusual conservation among genes encoding small secreted salivary gland proteins from a gall midge

Ming-Shun Chen12*, Xuming Liu2, Ziheng Yang3, Huixian Zhao4, Richard H Shukle5, Jeffrey J Stuart5 and Scot Hulbert6

Author Affiliations

1 USDA-ARS, Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit, 4008 Throckmorton Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

2 Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

3 Department of Biology, University College London, London NW12HE, UK

4 College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

5 USDA-ARS and Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

6 Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:296  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-296

Published: 28 September 2010

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Figure S1: Sequence alignments of different groups of SSSGP-encoding genes.

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Figure S2: Sequence alignments of different groups of SSSGP-encoding cDNAs.

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Figure S3: Evidence for clustered organization of SSSGP-encoding genes.

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Figure S4: Alignments of moderately diversified SSSGP group members (cDNAs).

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Figure S5: Evidence for single location of genes in the SSSGP-1 family.

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Figure S6: Sequence alignment of similar SSSGP-encoding cDNAs (presumably derived from different alleles).

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Figure S7: Sequence alignment of cDNAs encoding ribosomal proteins.

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Table S1: Primers used for PCR reactions.

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