Schematic diagram of two C10 protease loci in B. thetaiotaomicron VPI-5482. The upper diagram represents the genomic region that includes btpA, the lower diagram the genomic region associated with the btp cluster. The proteases are represented by the larger open arrows. The propeptide region is represented by pale grey shading and the mature protease region by the darker grey. The white open arrows represent the stapostatin-like inhibitors. The black region at the 5’ end of each gene corresponds to the leader peptide encoding region of the gene. The co-ordinates for the region of the VPI-5482 are given by the numbers in italics above the DNA, the numbers in italics below the DNA are the intergenic distances. The numbers within the protease arrows are the numbers of amino acid residues in the propeptide and mature protease domain of the particular protein. The number below each of the proteases in larger font is the calculated pI of the respective mature protease.