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RNA extraction from seaweed tissues is problematic due to the presence of polysaccharides and polyphenolic compounds upon cell disruption. Besides, a successful RNA isolation from seaweed tissues can sometimes be strain-and species-specific. Four different methods were used to extract RNA from Gracilaria changii (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta), collected from(More)
GDP-mannose-3′,5′-epimerase (GME) is an enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of GDP-l-galactose which is a building unit of agar and cell wall polysaccharides. GME catalyzes the formation of GDP-β-l-galactose and GDP-l-gulose from GDP-mannose. In this study, the gene and transcript encoding GME from the red alga Gracilaria changii (GcGME) were cloned. The(More)
Short-chain dehydrogenases (SDRs) which catalyze the dehydrogenation/reduction reaction have a wide range of substrate specificities. In this study, we report the molecular characterization of a transcript encoding SDR from the red seaweed, Gracilaria changii (Rhodophyta) as part of our effort to elucidate the functions of novel transcripts from this marine(More)
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