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Table 1 Present ciliate metallothioneins

From: The Tetrahymena metallothionein gene family: twenty-one new cDNAs, molecular characterization, phylogenetic study and comparative analysis of the gene expression under different abiotic stressors

Taxonomic group Ciliate species CdMT CuMT Total
Borealis (RSA2) T. borealis TborMTT1a TborMTT3a 7
TborMTT2a TborMTT4a
TborMTT6a
TborMTT7a
TborMTT8a
Borealis (RSA2) T. elliotti TelliMTT1a TelliMTT6a 4
TelliMTT2a TelliMTT8a
Borealis (RSA1) T. malaccensis TmalaMTT1a TmalaMTT5a 5
TmalaMTT2a
TmalaMTT3a
TmalaMTT4a
Borealis (RSA2) T. mobilis TmobMT1 ? 1
Borealis (RSB) T. pyriformis TpyrMT-1 ? 2
TpyrMT-2
Borealis (RSA2) T. rostrata TrosMTT1 TrosMTT2 2
Borealis (RSA1) T. thermophila TtheMTT1 TtheMTT2 5
TtheMTT3 TtheMTT4
TtheMTT5
Borealis (RSA2) T. tropicalis TtroMTT1 TtropMT1 3
TtropMT2
Borealis (RSB) T. vorax TvorMT1 ? 1
Australis (RSC) T. americanis TamerMTT1a TamerMTT3a 3
TamerMTT2a
Australis (RSC) T. hegewischi ThegMT-1 ? 4
ThegMT-2
ThegMT-3
ThegMT-4
Australis (RSC) T. patula TpatMTT1a ? 2
TpatMTT2a
Australis (RSC) T. pigmentosa TpigMT-1 TpigMT-2 2
Ichthyophthiriidae I. multifiliis ? ImMTT2a 1
Total 14 26 16 42
  1. aNew Cd- or CuMTs reported in this study. RS: riboset. ? : unknown