Characterization of the UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase gene from the marine red alga Gracilaria gracilis


UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase (UGPase) is a key enzyme in carbohydrate metabolism, particularly polysaccharide biosynthesis, in red algae. In this report, we characterize at the genomic and cDNA levels the putative UGPase gene of the agarophytic red alga Gracilaria gracilis. The gene is single-copy, devoid of introns, and produces two kinds of transcripts… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1008050421875

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