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The Sinbad retrotransposon from the genome of the human blood fluke, Schistosoma mansoni, and the distribution of related Pao-like elements

Claudia S Copeland12, Victoria H Mann1, Maria E Morales12, Bernd H Kalinna3 and Paul J Brindley12*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA

2 Interdisciplinary Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA

3 Department of Molecular Parasitology, Institute for Biology, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2005, 5:20  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-5-20

Published: 23 February 2005

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Additional File 1:

"Annotated Sinbad sequence". Nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequence of the entire Sinbad retrotransposon in BAC clone 33-N-3. Hallmark features of the retrotransposon are identified in colored highlights as described in the key at the bottom of the figure.

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Additional File 2:

"RT domain sequences of new and consensus elements used in the phylogenetic analysis". Deduced amino acid sequences of the RT domains used in the phylogenetic analysis from newly characterized elements, uncharacterized elements found within genome survey sequences, and elements for which consensus sequences were used. Accession numbers for the source sequences of each element are listed, as well as references where applicable.

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Additional File 3:

"Prokaryotic genomes negative for Sinbad like elements" Table of prokaryotic genomes indicated by whole genome analysis to be devoid of Sinbad like elements.

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