Cloning and characterization of the nuclear gene encoding plastid glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase from the marine red alga Gracilaria verrucosa

Zhou, Yi-Hong and Ragan, Mark A. (1994) Cloning and characterization of the nuclear gene encoding plastid glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase from the marine red alga Gracilaria verrucosa. Current Genetics, 26 1: 79-86. doi:10.1007/BF00326308


Author Zhou, Yi-Hong
Ragan, Mark A.
Title Cloning and characterization of the nuclear gene encoding plastid glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase from the marine red alga Gracilaria verrucosa
Formatted title
Cloning and characterization of the nuclear gene encoding plastid glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase from the marine red alga Gracilaria verrucosa
Journal name Current Genetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0172-8083
1432-0983
Publication date 1994-07-01
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00326308
Open Access Status
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 79
End page 86
Total pages 8
Place of publication NEW YORK
Publisher SPRINGER VERLAG
Language eng
Abstract The single-copy nuclear gene (GapA), encoding the plastid-localized glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) of the marine red al,oa Gracilaria verrucosa, has been cloned and sequenced. The GapA transcriptional initiation site was located 49 bp upstream of the start codon, and a putative TATA box was found 54 bp farther upstream. A spliceosomal intron was identified in the transit-peptide-encoding region in a position very similar to intron 1 of GapA and GapB of higher plants; no introns occur in the region encoding the mature protein. These observations provisionally suggest that both red algae and higher plants descend from a single ancestral pho tosynthetic eukaryote, i.e. that a single endosymbiotic event gave rise to red algal and higher-plant plastids.
Keyword Genetics & Heredity
Genetics & Heredity
GENETICS & HEREDITY
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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