SIX genes harbor a mimp in their promoter.SIX gene loci including 1500 bp up-and downstream of the SIX ORF are drawn to scale. A miniature Impala (mimp, pink box) is present in the promoters of SIX1 – SIX3 and SIX5 – SIX7 in Fol4287 (race 2 isolate). The SIX4 locus (boxed) is not present in the race 2 isolate. It was sequenced and analyzed in the race 1 isolate Fol004. Downstream of some SIX genes is another MITE, mFot5 (dark blue box). Inverted repeats (IR) flanking the SIX3/SIX5 locus are represented by thick black lines.
Schmidt et al. BMC Genomics 2013 14:119 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-119