S/MARs are mostly present in the intergenic regions in the Giardia genome. The pie chart demonstrates the percentage of S/MARs present within ORFs vs number of S/MARs present in the intergenic region (A). Cartoon shows organization of the predicted S/MARs in Giardia (B). Bold arrows indicate the ORFs while the solid rectangles represent the S/MARs. S/MARs are numbered and the ORF names are indicated by arrows.