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
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
BMC Genomics 2010, 11:363 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-363Published: 8 June 2010
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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Additional file 3:
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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