(A) Locations of inteins found in different DNA polymerases of the family B (PolB) (I, II, III; filled triangles) and other extra segments identified in the Mimivirus PolB (i1, i2, i3; open triangles). Nanoarchaeum equitans PolI is encoded in two pieces of genes (NEQ068, NEQ528), the break point of which corresponds to the position III intein integration site. Full intein motifs are comprised of the C-terminal part of NEQ068 and N-terminal part of NEQ528. (B) A phylogenetic tree of the family B DNA polymerases (PolBs) from diverse organisms, including Mimivirus (R322; GenBank AY653733), Paramecium bursaria Chlorella virus 1 (PBCV), Ectocarpus siliculosus virus (ESV), Invertebrate iridescent virus 6 (IIV), Lymphocystis disease virus 1 (LDV), Amsacta moorei entomopoxvirus (AME), Variola virus, Asfarvirus, eukaryotic DNA polymerase α and δ catalytic subunits, and archaeal DNA polymerase I. Intein containing genes are indicated by bold letters in the figure. Numbers in parentheses on the right of species name designate the numbering of paralogs. Sequences corresponding to inteins or Mimivirus extra segments (i1, i2, i3) were removed for the tree reconstruction. N. equitans PolI split genes were concatenated. (C) A phylogenetic tree based on the intein sequences found in PolBs. Numbers (I, II, and III) in parentheses on the right of species names indicate the intein integration sites. In (B) and (C), trees were built using a neighbor joining method, and rooted by the mid-point method. Bootstrap values larger than 70% are indicated along the branches.
Ogata et al. Virology Journal 2005 2:8 doi:10.1186/1743-422X-2-8