Multiple sequence alignment of novel activation loop motifs of plant MAPKs. Beside presence of TEY and TDY motifs in activation loop region, plant MAPKs show presence of other 8 different kinds of motifs (TSY, MEY, TEC, TVY, TQY, TEM, TQM and TRM) in the activation loop region as mentioned in figure (in red). These new motifs are aligned with conventional TEY and TDY motifs of AtMPK7 and AtMPK6 in activation loop region. This figure prepared to show the alignment of 8 newly identified motifs with TEY and TDY activation loop motif of MAP kinase. Arabidopsis thaliana AtMK7 and AtMPK16 were taken as representative of TEY and TDY motif respectively. Activation loop motifs are closely followed by presence of some group specific conserved motifs like DNY, EEY, SEY, SAY, SKY, SNY, GGY etc. These group specific motifs are indicated in blue color and present inside box.