Sequence alignment of the Atlantic cod α-β globins, myoglobin, neuroglobin globin-X and cytoglobin 2. The sequences are based on the draft genome of the northeast Arctic population of Atlantic cod. Human β-globin is included for comparison. The alignment was optimized by omitting the N-and/or C-terminal sequences of the non-hemoglobins, and numbers refer to the residues presented. The consensus sequence shows residues with > 80% identity. Putative residues required for Root effect are boxed. GenBank accession numbers: α1 (ACJ66341), α2 (ACJ66342), α3 (ACV69832), α4 (ACV69835), β1 (ACV69840), β2 (ACJ66344), β3 (ACJ66345), β4 (ACJ66346), β5 (ACV69854). Introns are indicated by arrows.
Wetten et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:315 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-315