Isolation and molecular analysis of Umhda2 a gene encoding a histone deacetylase from Ustilago maydis.

By use of the polymerase chain reaction and synthetic oligonucleotides designed from conserved regions, we amplified a fragment of a gene from Ustilago maydis encoding a putative histone deacetylase. With this probe we isolated the full gene from a minigenomic library. The gene (designated as Umhda2) contains an open reading frame (ORF) of 1701bp encoding a… (More)