Table S1. Accession numbers of Dscam homologs and other cell adhesion molecule proteins from selected metazoan representatives.

Figure S1. Bayesian topology of a partial region (Ig8 to FNII-2) of Dscam related genes in representatives of metazoa.

Figure S2. Strigamia maritima reconstructions of Dscam homologs.

Figure S3. Maximum likelihood topology of the nucleotide sequences of the duplicated exons coding for Ig7 in the different S. maritima Dscam homologs.

Figure S4. Number of amino acid substitutions per site calculated with a pair-wise analysis of the Poisson corrected distance among different Dscam domains of paralogs.

Figure S5. Ixodes scapularis reconstructions of Dscam homologs.

Figure S6. Ixodes scapularis reconstructions of Dscam homologs present in contig 92235.

Figure S7. Conservation of CC1 motif PTPYATT between Human Roundabout and DSCAM family molecules from invertebrates.

Figure S8. Maximum likelihood topology depicting the phylogenetic relationship between Ig7 coding exons (n = 177) for different Dscam from different species.

Figure S9. Representation of the amino acid conservation of exons coding for Ig7 of Dscam-hv of six pancrustacea species and of all other Dscam homologs in the remaining species (Table S1).

Figure S10. Aminoacid sequences of the Strigamia maritima reconstructions.

Figure S11. Amino acid sequences of the Ixodes scapularis reconstructions.

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