Conservation of the Caenorhabditis elegans cuticle collagen gene col-12 in Caenorhabditis briggsae.

@article{Gilleard1997ConservationOT,
  title={Conservation of the Caenorhabditis elegans cuticle collagen gene col-12 in Caenorhabditis briggsae.},
  author={John S. Gilleard and David K. Henderson and N Ulla},
  journal={Gene},
  year={1997},
  volume={193 2},
  pages={
          181-6
        }
}
The functional importance of the majority of Caenorhabditis elegans cuticle collagen genes is unknown. We have identified, cloned and sequenced the Caenorhabditis briggsae homologue of the C. elegans gene col-12, a cuticle collagen for which no mutants have yet been identified. Homology in the flanking sequence has allowed us to unambiguously identify this gene as the col-12 homologue, as opposed to some other closely related member of this large multigene family. The whole of the predicted… CONTINUE READING