SimiTri profile of predicted R. microplus genes. The predicted protein-coding region for each R. microplus TC or singleton was searched against the protein databases for whole genomes (a-c) using BlastP or tick EST databases (d) using TBlastN (E value < 1 × 10-8). Three translated databases are selected for comparison in each profile. The position for each tile represents its similarity to the hits in each different genome as calculated by Blast search raw scores. The color is coded based on the highest Blast score as: red > 300; yellow > 200; green > 150; blue > 100 and purple < 100.