Sequence alignments of U4atac and U6atac snRNAs. The tentative Arabidopsis U4atac snRNA was aligned against the human U4atac snRNA (U62822) using CLUSTAL W . Possible sequence domains are indicated by different background colors, with cyan indicating transcription signals (USE, upstream sequence element; TATA, TATA box), green indicating the region involved in the stem-loop-stem structure, and pink indicating the domain that binds Sm proteins. The corresponding interaction region in U6atac snRNA is also marked in green. Red background indicates G-T base-pairs in the stem-loop structure. Grey letters indicate the genome sequence upstream and downstream of the putative U4atac gene. Asterisks (upper panel) and black shading (lower panel) show conserved positions in the alignment.
Wang and Brendel Genome Biology 2004 5:R102 doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-12-r102