phylogenetic tree of the TPS family. The tree clearly shows that all the genes represented here are orthologous. Bootstrap values are indicated to evaluate each node's robustness, for Neighbor Joining, Maximum Parsimony and Maximum Likelihood methods respectively. The Opisthokonts group is represented and total absence of deuterostomian species is remarkable. This tree, as all the trees in the present analysis, was constructed with the automated phylogenomic annotation pipeline available in the FIGENIX platform . For a matter of clarity, only one representative and one close relative of each of the 4 core metazoan species selected for constructing the COGS are represented on this tree. The whole tree, available upon request, includes several other fungal, plant and protostomian species.