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Table 1 Amino acid similarity (%) between different Plasmodium species/lineages

From: Identification and characterization of the merozoite surface protein 1 (msp1) gene in a host-generalist avian malaria parasite, Plasmodium relictum (lineages SGS1 and GRW4) with the use of blood transcriptome

Block X Pg/SGS1 Pf/SGS1 Pg/Pf SGS1/GRW4 Pf amino acid positions Pg amino acid positions
All   49.8 32.9 33.7 89.9 whole whole
1 c 44.4 34.1** 46.4 ND 1–55 1–56
2 r - - - - 56–111 -
3 c 62.9 41.3 42.7 84.7* 112–313 57–255
4 v 39.1 28.1 21.9 86.4 314–345 256–277
5 c 62.9 60 74.3 97.1 346–380 278–312
6 v 44.9 25.8 25.4 93.7 381–609 313–536
7 sc 55.4 48.6 50 93.2 610–682 537–610
8 V1 36.1 14.4 16.3 84.7 683–779 611–717
9 sc 62.6 49.5 52.3 96.3 780–886 718–824
10 v 32.6 17.4 19.7 88.3 887–1024 825–953
11 sc 54.3 48.6 42.9 91.4 1,025–1,059 954–988
12 c 57.5 51.2 50.6 97.5 1,060–1,138 989–1,067
13 sc 52.2 45.2 39.3 96.4 1,139–1,222 1,068–1,149
14 v 20.8 14.9 12.7 76.1 1,223–1,288 1,150–1,220
15 c 44.6 42.2 37.1 89 1,289–1,316 1,221–1,308
16 v 54.8 27.9 29.1 98* 1,317–1,602 1,309–1,528
17 c 66 51.5 50.5 ND 1,603–1,702 1,529–1,622
  1. Plasmodiun gallinaceum (Pg), Plasmodium relictum lineage SGS1 (SGS1), Plasmodium relictum lineage GRW4 (GRW4), Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) Plasmodium yoelii (Py).
  2. Row X shows whether a block had been described previously as conserved (c), including repetitive motifs (r), variable (v) or semi-conserved (sc). The positions of the blocks are described in the last two columns after aligning P. falciparum (X05624.2) and P. gallinaceum (AJ809338.1).
  3. **only partial sequence of SGS1, *only partial sequence of GRW4, ND: No sequence of the block in GRW4, - block is lacking for SGS1, GRW4 and Pg. Blocks were assigned according to Tanabe et al. [16]. 1According to Rich and Ayala this block is also containing repetitive sections [22].