Table 1

Distribution of urea amidolyase and related proteins in eukaryotic species other than fungi.a

Enzymesb


Kingdom

Species

UA

UC

Ac

Urease


Plantae (green algae)

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

-

1

1+

-

Volvox carteri

-

1

1+

-

Chlorella sp. NC64A

-

1

1+

-

Coccomyxa sp. C-169

-

1

1

-

Plantae (land plants)

Arabidopsis thaliana

-

-

-

1

Oryza sativa

-

-

-

1d

Amoebozoa

Dictyostelium discoideum

-

-

-

-

Animalia

Nematostella vectensis

-

-

-

1

Drosophila melanogaster

-

-

-

-

Homo sapiens

-

-

-

-


aSee Additional file 1 for the sequence sources.

bSee Figure 1 for the enzyme name abbreviations. The number of sequences found from each genome is shown. '-' indicates that no similar sequence was found.

cThe amidase gene located close to the urea carboxylase gene (less than 6,250 bp) is indicated with +. See Additional file 2 for the distance between the genes.

dBlastp similarity search against the downloaded rice genome showed no sequence similar to urease. However, similarity search against NCBI nr database found a sequence highly similar to urease from Oryza sativa.

Strope et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-80

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