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Figure S1. Box-whisker plots of the position-wise coverage over the part of the homeobox present on the Hox gene contigs of E. verrucosus.

Figure S2. Phylogenetic tree of the core repeat sequences of the most abundant repeat clusters (A, B, C, D, and E).

Figure S3. Phylogenetic tree based on (a) 16s rRNA and (b) Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) mitochondrial DNA sequences.

Table S1. List of chemicals and devices used.

Table S2. De novo assembly statistics.

Table S3. Number of core repeat sequences and repeat contigs by cluster.

Table S4. Results of the entropy calculation and tandem repeat search of the core repeat sequences.

Table S5. Results of blast-based comparison of core repeats against the ENSEMBL genomes.

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