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Evolution of land plant genes encoding L-Ala-D/L-Glu epimerases (AEEs) via horizontal gene transfer and positive selection

Zefeng Yang, Yifan Wang, Yong Zhou, Qingsong Gao, Enying Zhang, Lei Zhu, Yunyun Hu and Chenwu Xu*

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Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Physiology; Key Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics of Ministry of Education, College of Agriculture, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225009, China

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BMC Plant Biology 2013, 13:34  doi:10.1186/1471-2229-13-34

Published: 1 March 2013

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Supplementary file 1. The alignment of AEE sequences used for the phylogeny construction. The conserved motif was indicated by a box.

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Supplementary file 2. The parameters of site-specific models.

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List of 50 eukaryotes whose complete genome sequences or ESTs were used in this study, in addition to NCBI nr database.

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