TABLE 8.

Conservation of the RpoE2 region in a selected group of alphaproteobacteria

Alphaproteobacterium% Amino acid identity to S. melilotia
SMc01504SMc01505SMc01506
Rhizobium etli CFN 42796186
Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae 3841785683
Brucella melitensis 16M7566b79
Bartonella quintana Toulouse665875
Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58685371
Mesorhizobium loti MAFF303099774470
Rhodopseudomonas palustris CGA009543362
Nitrobacter winogradskyi Nb-255543362
Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA 110543362
Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.150NS50
Caulobacter crescentus CB1555NS47
Rhodospirillum rubrum ATCC 1117050NS42
  • a Data from NCBI database. In addition to the similarity of their products, the genes are also syntenic. NS, an ORF of similar size is present, but the similarity with S. meliloti SMc01505 is not significant.

  • b ORF not predicted/annotated in databases.