Region of leucine aminopeptidase multiple sequence alignment that illustrates several characters uniting apicomplexan sequences with plant and cyanobacterial sequences. The red box denotes an indel shared between apicomplexans, plants and cyanobacteria. The number preceeding each sequence is the position in the individual sequence at which this stretch of similarity begins. GenBank GI numbers for each sequence are as indicated in Additional data file 1. Colored boxes preceeding the alignment indicate the taxonomic group for the organisms named to the left. Red, apicomplexan; green, plant and cyanobacterial; blue, eubacterial; lavender, other protists and eukaryotes.