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The complete sequence of the 17,553-nucleotide Xenopus laevis mitochondrial genome has been determined. A comparison of this amphibian mitochondrial genomic sequence with those of the mammalian mitochondrial genomes reveals a similar gene order and compact genomic organization. The encoded genes for 22 tRNAs, two ribosomal RNAs, and 13 proteins (COI, COII,(More)
The phylogenetic relationships of nine genera in four tribes of the family Brassicaceae were estimated from the sequences of the internal transcribed spacer region (ITS) of the 18S-25S nuclear ribosomal DNA. The entire ITS region of 16 accessions belonging to 10 species of seven genera was sequenced. Eight published sequences of Brassicaceae were also used.(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a method to experimentally induce Borrelia burgdorferi infection in young adult dogs. ANIMALS 22 healthy Beagles. PROCEDURE All dogs were verified to be free of borreliosis. Twenty 6-month-old dogs were exposed to Borrelia burgdorferi-infected adult ticks and treated with dexamethasone for 5 consecutive days. Two dogs not exposed to(More)
A cotton Ltp3 gene and its 5' and 3' flanking regions have been cloned with a PCR-based genomic DNA walking method. The amplified 2.6 kb DNA fragment contains sequences corresponding to GH3 cDNA which has been shown to encode a lipid transfer protein (LTP3). The gene has an intron of 80 bp which is located in the region corresponding to the C-terminus of(More)
A431 cells have an amplification of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor gene, the cellular homolog of the v-erb B oncogene, and overproduce an aberrant 2.9-kilobase RNA that encodes a portion of the EGF receptor. A cDNA (pE15) for the aberrant RNA was cloned, sequenced, and used to analyze genomic DNA blots from A431 and normal cells. These data(More)
The recently discovered similarity between the human epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor and the avian erythroblastosis virus v-erb-B protein supports the hypothesis that viral oncogenes share a common evolutionary origin with genes encoding growth-regulating cell-surface receptors. To elucidate the relationship between receptors and malignant(More)
The relative rate of occurrence of nucleotide substitutions versus indel (insertion/deletion) events is investigated by comparing complete DNA sequence data from the noncoding portion of the chloroplast genome that maps between the genes rbcL and atp beta. The sequence data are obtained from nine species that represent three tribes of the grass family.(More)
On the basis of 18 protein sequences totaling 2,413 aligned amino acid sites, it is suggested that the guinea pigs and the myomorphs (rat-like rodents) are not monophyletic. Rather, the evolutionary lineage leading to the guinea pig seems to have branched off prior to the divergence among myomorphs, lagomorphs, primates, chiropterans, artiodactyls, and(More)
The chloroplast (cp) genomes of Zea species are distinguished by at least four restriction fragment length (insertion/deletion) mutations. All four mutations occur in the large unique sequence region of the genome. Restriction fragments containing three of these mutations were cloned. The large and small forms of two of the mutated fragments were sequenced.(More)
Interstitial retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) is synthesized and secreted by rod photoreceptor cells into the interphotoreceptor matrix and is known to bind retinoids and fatty acids. We have used cDNA clones encoding human IRBP to isolate a 15-kilobase genomic fragment that encompasses the complete human IRBP gene. The IRBP gene spans more than 11 kilobases(More)