Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from the marine red alga Gracilaria gracilis

Lluisma A.O. and Ragan M.A. (1997) Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from the marine red alga Gracilaria gracilis. Journal of Applied Phycology, 9 3: 287-293. doi:10.1023/A:1007920607900


Author Lluisma A.O.
Ragan M.A.
Title Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from the marine red alga Gracilaria gracilis
Journal name Journal of Applied Phycology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0921-8971
Publication date 1997-01-01
Year available 1997
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1007920607900
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 287
End page 293
Total pages 7
Place of publication DORDRECHT
Publisher KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL
Language eng
Subject 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
1305 Biotechnology
Abstract Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) are partial sequences of cDNAs, and can be used to characterize gene expression in organisms or tissues. We have constructed a 200-sequence EST database from vegetative thalli of Gracilaria gracilis, the first ESTs reported from any alga. This database contains recognizable ESTs corresponding to genes of carbohydrate metabolism (seven), amino acid metabolism (three), photosynthesis (five), nucleic acid synthesis, repair and processing (three), protein synthesis (14), protein degradation (six), cellular maintenance and stress response (three), other identifiable protein-coding genes (13) and 146 sequences for which significant matches were not found in existing sequence databases. We have already used this EST database to recover genes of carbohydrate biosynthesis from G. gracilis.
Keyword Carbohydrate biosynthesis
EST
Expressed sequence tag
Gracilaria
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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