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Xenorhodopsins, an enigmatic new class of microbial rhodopsins horizontally transferred between archaea and bacteria

Juan A Ugalde1, Sheila Podell1, Priya Narasingarao1 and Eric E Allen12*

Author Affiliations

1 Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0202, USA

2 Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

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Biology Direct 2011, 6:52  doi:10.1186/1745-6150-6-52

Published: 10 October 2011

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Supplementary Methods and Tables.

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Trimmed amino acid alignment file of microbial rhodopsin sequences.

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SWISS-MODEL 3-dimensional protein structure model of Nanosalina sp. xenorhodopsin using ASR as a template.

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