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Distribution of nitrogen fixation and nitrogenase-like sequences amongst microbial genomes

Patricia C Dos Santos1, Zhong Fang1, Steven W Mason2, João C Setubal23 and Ray Dixon4*

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1 Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

2 Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

3 Departmento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

4 Department of Molecular Microbiology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK

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BMC Genomics 2012, 13:162  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-162

Published: 3 May 2012

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Table S1. Reference table of known diazotrophs [36-109].

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Table S2. Nitrogen fixation genes (locus tags) of known diazotrophs. Table S3. Nitrogen fixation genes (locus tags) of potential diazotrophs. Table S4. Nitrogen fixation genes (locus tags) of Group-C species.

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Figure S1. Neighbor joining phylogenetic tree of the Nif/Vnf/AnfD and K sequences derived from the species shown in Figure 3.

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Figure S2. Gene neighborhoods of selected nitrogenase-like proteins.

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