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Cysteine peptidases and their inhibitors in Tetranychus urticae: a comparative genomic approach

María Estrella Santamaría1, Pedro Hernández-Crespo2, Félix Ortego2, Vojislava Grbic1, Miodrag Grbic1, Isabel Diaz3 and Manuel Martinez3*

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1 Department of Biology WSC 339/341, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada

2 Laboratorio de Interacción Planta-Insecto, Departamento de Biología Medioambiental, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CSIC, Ramiro de Maeztu, 9, 28040, Madrid, Spain

3 Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Campus Montegancedo, 28223-Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain

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BMC Genomics 2012, 13:307  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-307

Published: 11 July 2012

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Alignments performed using the MUSCLE program of the amino acid sequences corresponding to the proteins used in this study. (A) Alignment of cystatin domains from selected arthropod species. (B) Alignment of thyropin domains from selected arthropod species. (C) Alignment of T. urticae cystatin domains.

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Complete phylogenetic trees of the cystatin (A) and thyropins (B) domains from selected arthropod species.

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Domain architectures of the proteins with thyropin domains from the selected arthropod species.

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Alignment of the different four groups of cystatin sequences from T. urticae showing conserved motifs and structural features.

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Information about gene models and accession numbers corresponding to the proteins (cystatins, thyropins, C1A peptidases and C13 peptidases) used in this study.

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