An archaebacterial homolog of pelota, a meiotic cell division protein in eukaryotes.

@article{Ragan1996AnAH,
  title={An archaebacterial homolog of pelota, a meiotic cell division protein in eukaryotes.},
  author={Mark A. Ragan and John M. Logsdon and Christoph Sensen and Robert L. Charlebois and W. Ford Doolittle},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1996},
  volume={144 2-3},
  pages={151-5}
}
An open reading frame (pelA) specifying a homolog of pelota and DOM34, proteins required for meiotic cell division in Drosophila melanogaster and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, respectively, has been cloned, sequenced and identified from the archaebacterium Sulfolobus solfataricus. The S. solfataricus PelA protein is about 20% identical with pelota, DOM34 and the hypothetical protein R74.6 of Caenorhabditis elegans. The presence of a pelota homolog in archaebacteria implies that the meiotic… CONTINUE READING