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Table II.

Sequence analysis of clones up-regulated in the unfed mite population. Sequences were BLAST searched against the NCBI and TIGR databases. The E value is a statistical value of the similarity of the two sequences being compared calculated by the BLAST programme. The percentage identity is the percentage of identical amino acids between the submitted sequence and the homologue. The percentage similarity is the percentage of similar amino acids shared between the two sequences [1]. The length of the alignment describes the length (in number of amino acids) of the region of similarity between the two sequences.

Classification N Function Homologue E value Identity (%) Similarity (%) Length of alignment
Cellular processes 2 Cadherin 8 Mus musculus 6e-04 78 78 66
Signal recognition docking protein Ixodes scapularis 2e-06 77 77 103
Viral replication 2 Matrix protein Rabies virus 2e-86 98 98 155
Unknown 3 Hypothetical protein Ixodes scapularis 2e-74 79 79 189
Hypothetical protein Plasmodium falciparum 2e-42 89 91 87
Olfaction 1 Olfactory receptor-like protein Ixodes scapularis 1e-36 68 68 153
Antibiotic resistance 2 Beta lactamase Escherichia coli 1e-89 87 22 36