Internal 5 TMS repeats in some 10 TMS transporters. A (left). Hydropathy plot of RnsC (TC# 3.A.1.2.12). Blue lines denote Hydropathy; Red lines denote Amphipathicity; Orange bars mark transmembrane segments as predicted by HMMTOP. B (right). Putative TMSs 1– 5 of gi222147212 are aligned with putative TMSs 6–10 of gi218884703, yielding a comparison score of 14.9 S.D. with 41.1% similarity and 29.5% identity. The numbers at the beginning of each line refer to the residue numbers in each of the proteins. TMSs are indicated in red lettering. Vertical lines indicate identities; colons indicate close similarities, and periods indicate more distant similarities.