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The expression of genes coding for distinct types of glycine-rich proteins varies according to the biology of three metastriate ticks, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Amblyomma cajennense

Sandra R Maruyama1, Elen Anatriello1, Jennifer M Anderson2, José M Ribeiro2, Lucinda G Brandão17, Jesus G Valenzuela2, Beatriz R Ferreira3, Gustavo R Garcia1, Matias PJ Szabó4, Sonal Patel5, Richard Bishop5 and Isabel KF de Miranda-Santos16*

Author Affiliations

1 Departament of Biochemistry and Immunology, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP 14049-900, Brazil

2 Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-8132, USA

3 Departament of Maternal and Child and Public Health Nursing, Ribeirão Preto School of Nursing, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP 14049-900, Brazil

4 School of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia MG 38400-902, Brazil

5 International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

6 Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, 70770-900, Brasília, DF, Brazil

7 Universidade Paulista, Avenida Baguaçu, 1939, 16018-280 - Araçatuba, SP - Brasil

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11:363  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-363

Published: 8 June 2010

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Additional file 1:

Biological categories for GRP contigs obtained from Gene Ontology. Assignment of Gene Ontology (GO) biological process terms to the glycine-rich proteins from libraries of female salivary glands of A. cajennense, R. sanguineus and R. microplus ticks.

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Additional file 2:

Comparison between sequences of R. microplus ticks and Nephila spiders. Multiple alignment of glycine-rich proteins R. microplus ticks from Clade 1 (Figure 2) and flagelliform silk proteins from Nephila genus obtained from GenBank [acession numbers: Nc-FSP871 (AAC38846.1), Nm-FSP1884 (AAF36091.1) and Nc-FSP2249 (AAF36090.1)].

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Comparison between sequences of A. cajennense ticks and Kukulcania spiders. Multiple alignment of glycine-rich proteins of A. cajennense ticks from Clade 2 (Figure 2) and major ampullate spidroin from Kukulcania genus obtained from GenBank [accession numbers Kh-Masp2.1 (AAT08434.1) and Kh-Masp2.2 ( AAT08435.1)].

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