Dicer alignment and phylogenetic analysis. (A) Domain organization of an angiosperm Dicer protein. (B) Amino acid sequences corresponding to unigene37455 from Chinese fir and the regions between Duf238 and PAZ domain from 4 A. thaliana, 6 O. sativa and 3 P. patens Dicers were aligned using Bioedit. Only the alignment of the region exhibiting the highest sequence conservation was shown (62 amino acids). Ten residues were absolutely conserved in this region and 12 residues were highly conserved, marked with asterisks and dots, respectively. (C) Phylogenetic tree of Dicers generated from the alignment of unigene37455 and three model plant Dicer proteins.
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