Micronuclear and Macronuclear Forms of β‐Tubulin Genes in the Ciliate Chilodonella uncinata Reveal Insights into Genome Processing and Protein Evolution

@article{Zufall2007MicronuclearAM,
  title={Micronuclear and Macronuclear Forms of $\beta$‐Tubulin Genes in the Ciliate Chilodonella uncinata Reveal Insights into Genome Processing and Protein Evolution},
  author={Rebecca A. Zufall and Laura A. Katz},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={54}
}
  • R. Zufall, L. Katz
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
ABSTRACT. Chilodonella uncinata, like all ciliates, contains two distinct nuclei in every cell: a germline micronucleus and a somatic macronucleus. During development of the macronucleus from a zygotic nucleus, the genome is processed in several ways, including elimination of internal sequences. In this study, we analyze micronuclear and macronuclear copies of β‐tubulin in C. uncinata and find at least four divergent paralogs of β‐tubulin in the macronucleus. We characterize the micronuclear… Expand
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