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A comprehensive characterization of the caspase gene family in insects from the order Lepidoptera

Juliette Courtiade, Yannick Pauchet*, Heiko Vogel and David G Heckel

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Department of Entomology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans-Knöll-Str. 8, 07745 Jena, Germany

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BMC Genomics 2011, 12:357  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-357

Published: 8 July 2011

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Table S1. Details of the caspase sequences characterized in this study.

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Figure S1. Amino acid alignment of Lep-Caspase-1 sequences.

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Figure S2. Amino acid alignment of Lep-Caspase-2 sequences.

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Figure S3. Amino acid alignment of Lep-Caspase-3 sequences.

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Figure S4. Amino acid alignment of Lep-Caspase-4 sequences.

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Figure S5. Amino acid alignment of Lep-Caspase-5 sequences.

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Figure S6. Amino acid alignment of Lep-Caspase-6 sequences.

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Figure S7. Amino acid alignment of noctuid-derived caspase-1 and caspase-2 sequences.

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Figure S8. Phylogenetic relationship of caspases sequences found in Lepidoptera and Diptera.

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Figure S9. Alignment of Bm-Caspase-5 with the prodomains of Drosophila Dronc, Aedes aegypti Ae-Dronc and human Caspase-1, -2 and -9.

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Figure S10. Alignment of Bm-Caspase-6 with the prodomains of Drosophila Dredd, Aedes aegypti Ae-Dredd and human Caspase-8 and -10.

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Figure S11. Intron-exon structure of lepidopteran caspases.

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Figure S12. P-distances of synonymous and non-synonymous substitutions among the Noctuids caspase-1 and -2.

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Table S2. Primer sequences used for amplification of caspase transcripts.

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