An unstable domain in the vicilin genes of higher plants.

  title={An unstable domain in the vicilin genes of higher plants.},
  author={Leon J Dure},
  journal={The New biologist},
  volume={2 5},
The genes for the vicilin seed storage proteins of higher plants code for proteins that fall roughly into two size classes. All the vicilin genes descended from a single ancestral gene, and there is considerable homology among the amino acid sequences of all vicilin proteins except in an NH2-terminal domain that is present only in the vicilins of the large size class. This domain, composed largely of charged residues, has diverged greatly. Its nucleotide composition in all species is high in G… CONTINUE READING

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