Figure 2: Multiple alignment of p36 homologous amino acid sequences showing likely conservation region. In the case of reference D. andersoni p36 protein, the conserved region “IDKGMLSPF” is located at positions “107–115.” (:) and (.): marks conservation between groups of strongly or weakly similar properties, respectively. Note. Amino acids colour according to physicochemical properties: red is for small hydrophobic, blue for acidic, magenta for basic, and green for hydroxyl/sulfhydryl/amine amino acid residues. Highlighted region shows conservation in tick p36 proteins.