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Gene content and organization of PR gene–containing genome segments from AND4 and BAA-1116.

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posted on 27.04.2010 by Laura Gómez-Consarnau, Neelam Akram, Kristoffer Lindell, Anders Pedersen, Richard Neutze, Debra L. Milton, José M. González, Jarone Pinhassi

PR (prd) and chromophore synthesis genes required for functional photoprotein are shown in red, transposase genes in blue. Yellow shading highlights a genomic region predicted by the program IslandPick to have originated from lateral gene transfer [38]. In accordance with the divergent ancestry of the prd gene and retinal biosynthesis genes compared to flanking genes (Table S1), the presence of a truncated transposase indicates that the genome region in AND4 containing prd has been modified by historical lateral gene transfer events.

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