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Table 4 Vsp gene patterns

From: The Giardia lamblia vsp gene repertoire: characteristics, genomic organization, and evolution

Pattern All vsp s Complete sequences only
Inverted identical pairs 14 pairs  
   Head to head    4 4
   Tail to tail    10 10 (17 genes, but 3 of the paired members were incomplete)
Other head to head 10 (5 pairs) 10 (5 pairs)
Other tail to tail 4 (2 pairs) 3 (2 pairs)
Linear array 164 99
Overlapping linear array 5 5
Total vsp genes 303 228