Protein sequence alignments of translations of selected lepidopteran microsatellite loci and various BmRTEs 3' termini. Five examples of lepidopteran microsatellite loci with significant amino acid similarity to the translated C-terminal amino acid sequences of various Bombyx mori RTE elements are shown. Stop codons adjacent to microsatellite repeat units and gaps inserted for alignment purpose are indicated by '*' and '-' respectively. Nucleotide positions are numbered according to GenBank entries of microsatellite DNA loci. Amino acid residue mismatches are indicated in blue, microsatellite DNA SSR units are underlined. Identity and E-values obtained by stand-alone blastx search against the 25 BmRTEs. Microsatellite DNA loci are: AEP078 (DQ380851, Arhopala epimuta, 66% identity to BmRTE-d01, E-value = 7e-13), HarSSR7 (AJ627416, Helicoverpa armigera, 80% identity to BmRTE-d02, E-value = 1e-04), DTH081 (DQ380790 reverse complemented, Drupadia theda, 62% identity to BmRTE-d04, E-value = 2e-11), BFU068 (DQ393655, Busseola fusca, 72% identify to BmRTE-d08, E-value = 6e-14), and Hm02 (DQ020073, Heliconius melpomene, 72% identity to BmRTE-d13, E-value = 2e-05).