Structural features of the novel bovine locus XLOC_032517. A: Assignment of reads in the genomic region BTA7:23 691 000 Mb – 23 697 000 Mb visualised by Integrative Genome viewer. Annotation and orientation of the bovine CSF2 gene is indicated according to the NCBI Btau 6.1 assembly . B: Genomic structure of XLOC_032517. Boxes indicate exons (E1-E4). Solid blue colour indicates the predicted 5’and 3’UTR, shaded pattern indicates an open reading frame with the predicted coding sequence. C: Structure of the predicted XLOC_032517 protein with signal peptide (red colour) and d2gfma motif (red dotted pattern). Significant evidence of the signal peptide motif is obtained by calculation of S-, Y-, and C-scores with SignalP . D: Homology of the predicted XLOC_032517 amino acid sequence (XLOC) with the predicted great panda LOC100473502 amino acid sequence (AME) as determined by BLASTP .