Phylogenetic relationships of Arabidopsis and rice PP2C proteins. The unrooted distance tree was inferred using the neighbor-joining method and is based on an alignment of the full-length amino acid sequences of the 158 Arabidopsis and rice genes listed in Table 1 and Table 2. The 13 phylogenetic subfamilies with high bootstrap support values are consistent with the neighbor-joining tree of Arabidopsis PP2C gene family (Figure 1). The numbers beside the branches indicate bootstrap values (≥ 50%) based on 1000 replicates that support the adjacent node. Putative otthologous pairs from Arabidopsis and rice are marked with orange squares. Paralogous gene pairs from Arabidopsis and rice are marked with blue and green squares, respectively.