Figure 1: Alignment of LIC13435 related sequences. Sequences from Leptospira interrogans serovar Copenhageni (GenBank Accession AE016823.1), L. interrogans serovar Lai 56601 (GenBank Accession AE010300.2), L. borgpetersenii serovar hardjo-bovis JB197 (GenBank Accession CP000350.1) and L. borgpetersenii serovar hardjo-bovis L550 (GenBank Accession CP000348.1). Absolutely conserved (*), highly similar (:), and similar (.) residues are indicated below the aligment. The deduced signal peptide is underlined, according to SMART ( Alignments were performed using the ClustalW program (http:// Percentage of amino acid identity is related to LIC13435 from L. interrogans serovar Copenhageni