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From: A gonococcal homologue of meningococcal γ-glutamyl transpeptidase gene is a new type of bacterial pseudogene that is transcriptionally active but phenotypically silent

Figure 2

A. Split graph showing the relationships among ggt genes in 7 meningococcal strains and ggh genes in 11 gonococcal strains. The sequence data have been submitted to the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank Databases under the following Accession Numbers:N. meningitidis strains H44/76 [DDBJ:AB089320], H114/90 [DDBJ:AB177989], 2996 [DDBJ:AB177990], NIID68 [DDBJ:AB177991], NIID76 [DDBJ:AB177992], NIID413 [DDBJ:AB177993] and NIID414 [DDBJ:AB177994]; N. gonorrhoeae strains ATCC49226 [DDBJ:AB175023], NIID54 [DDBJ:AB175024], NIID102 [DDBJ:AB193248], NIID103 [DDBJ:AB175025], NIID104 [DDBJ:AB175026], NIID105 [DDBJ:AB193249], NIID106 [DDBJ:AB175027], NIID107 [DDBJ:AB175028], NIID108 [DDBJ:AB193250], NIID109 [DDBJ:AB194328], NIID111 [DDBJ:AB193251]. The scale bar represents uncorrected distances, and a fit parameter is also shown. B. Alignment of the nucleotide sequences containing 4 kinds of differences in the ggt and ggh genes of N. meningitidis strains H44/76 and H114/90; N. gonorrhoeae strains ATCC49226, NIID54, NIID103 and NIID106, respectively. Sequence identity is represented as *, polymorphism among the sequences of the 6 strains is indicated by the appropriate letter, and the absence of a base is shown by a hyphen (-). The nucleotide substitution for an ochre (Type II) mutation is shown in bold. Boxes at the Type I and Type III mutations indicate the tandem repeat. The tetranucleotide repeat in type I is also shown as a gray box. The newly deduced start codon of the meningococcal GGT is shown in underlined bold.

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