Erin Zucker-Aprison

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Caenorhabditis elegans vitellogenins are encoded by a family of six genes, one of which,vit-5, has been previously sequenced and shown to be surprisingly closely related to the vertebrate vitellogenin genes. Here we report an alignment of the amino acid sequences of vitellogenins from frog and chicken with those from threeC. elegans genes:vit-5 and two(More)
The nematode,Caenorhabditis elegans, has a six-member gene family encoding vitellogenins, the yolk protein precursors. These genes are expressed exclusively in the intestine of the adult hermaphrodite. Here we report the cloning of all five members of the homologous gene family from anotherCaenorhabditis species,Caenorhabditis briggsae. Nucleotide sequence(More)
Nematodes are the only group of organisms in which both cis- and trans-splicing of nuclear mRNAs are known to occur. Most Caenorhabditis elegans introns are exceptionally short, often only 50 bases long. The consensus donor and acceptor splice site sequences found in other animals are used for both cis- and trans-splicing. In order to identify the machinery(More)
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