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Sessile snails, dynamic genomes: gene rearrangements within the mitochondrial genome of a family of caenogastropod molluscs

Timothy A Rawlings1*, Martin J MacInnis12, Rüdiger Bieler3, Jeffrey L Boore4 and Timothy M Collins56

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1 Cape Breton University, 1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2, CANADA

2 University of British Columbia, 2239 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, CANADA

3 Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, USA

4 Genome Project Solutions, Inc.,1024 Promenade Street, Hercules, CA 94547, USA

5 Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, University Park, Miami, FL 33199, USA

6 National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, USA

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11:440  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-440

Published: 19 July 2010

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Figure S1. Inferred tRNA secondary structures based on the nucleotide sequences of 22 mitochondrial tRNA genes identified from the complete mt genome of Dendropoma maximum. tRNA genes are labeled according to their amino acid specificity and are arranged alphabetically.

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Figure S2. Inferred tRNA secondary structures based on the nucleotide sequences of 23 mitochondrial tRNA genes identified from the complete mt genome of Dendropoma gregarium. tRNA genes are labeled according to their amino acid specificity and are arranged alphabetically.

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Figure S3. Inferred tRNA secondary structures based on the nucleotide sequences of 22 mitochondrial tRNA genes identified from the complete mt genome of Eualetes tulipa. tRNA genes are labeled according to their amino acid specificity and are arranged alphabetically.

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Figure S4. Inferred tRNA secondary structures based on the nucleotide sequences of 24 mitochondrial tRNA genes identified from the complete mt genome of Thylacodes squamigerus. tRNA genes are labeled according to the amino acid specificity and are arranged alphabetically.

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Figure S5. Inferred tRNA secondary structures based on the nucleotide sequences of eight mitochondrial tRNA genes identified from the partial mt genome of Thylaeodus sp. tRNA genes are labeled according to their amino acid specificity and are arranged alphabetically.

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Figure S6. Inferred tRNA secondary structures based on the nucleotide sequences of five mitochondrial tRNA genes identified from the partial mt genome of Vermetus erectus. tRNA genes are labeled according to their amino acid specificity and are arranged alphabetically.

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Table S1. Base compositions and nucleotide skews for new vermetid mt genomes, existing caenogastropod mt genomes, and other select molluscs.

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Table S2. The conservation of amino acid identity in select codons from cox1, cox2, and cox3 genes from the mt genomes of Dendropoma maximum, D. gregarium, Eualetes tulipa, and Thylacodes squamigerus.

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Table S3. Summary of codon usage across all protein-encoding genes in the mitochondrial genomes of Dendropoma maximum, D. gregarium, Eualetes tulipa, and Thylacodes squamigerus.

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