Table 3

A comparison on bHLH family members from six insect species
Group Family name P.a. A.m. B.m. T.c. D.m. A.p.
A ASCa 2 2 4 3 4 0
A ASCb 0 0 0 0 0 1
A MyoD 1 1 1 1 1 0
A E12/E47 1 1 1 1 1 1
A Ngn 1 1 1 1 1 1
A NeuroD 0 0 0 1 0 0
A Atonal 3 3 1 3 3 3
A Mist 2 2 1 1 1 2
A Beta3 1 1 1 1 1 1
A Oligo 0 0 0 0 0 0
A Net 1 1 1 1 1 1
A Delilah 0 0 1 2 1 1
A Mesp 1 1 1 0 1 1
A Twist 2 1 1 1 1 1
A Paraxis 1 1 1 1 1 1
A MyoRa 1 1 1 1 1 1
A MyoRb 0 0 0 0 0 0
A Hand 1 1 1 1 1 1
A PTFa 1 1 1 1 1 1
A PTFb 2 1 1 2 2 2
A SCL 1 1 1 1 1 1
A NSCL 1 1 1 1 1 1
B SRC 1 1 1 1 1 1
B Fig╬▒ 0 0 0 0 0 0
B Myc 1 1 1 1 1 1
B Mad 0 0 0 1 0 1
B Mnt 2 1 1 1 1 1
B Max 2 1 1 1 1 3
B USF 2 2 1 1 1 1
B MITF 1 1 1 1 1 0
B SREBP 1 1 1 1 1 1
B AP4 2 1 1 1 1 1
B MLX 1 1 1 0 1 1
B TF4 1 1 1 1 1 2
C Clock 2 2 3 2 3 2
C ARNT 1 1 1 1 1 1
C Bmal 1 1 2 1 1 1
C AHR 3 2 3 1 2 2
C Sim 1 1 1 0 1 1
C Trh 1 1 1 1 1 1
C HIF 1 1 1 1 1 1
D Emc 1 1 1 1 1 1
E Hey 2 2 2 1(2?) 1(2?) 3
E H/E(spl) 6 6 5 5(6?) 11(12?) 6
F COE 1 1 1 1 1 1
Total number of bHLH members 57 51 52 50 59 54
Number of bHlH families with two or more members 13 8 6 6 6 9

Data of P.a. (ponerine ant) were from this study. Those of A.m. (Apis mellifera) and B.m. (Bombyx mori) were from Wang et al. [2007, 2008]. Those of T.c. (Tribolium castaneum) and D.m. (Drosophila melanogaster) were from Simionato et al. [2007]. Those of A.p. (Acyrthosiphon pisum) were from Dang et al. [2011].

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