Molecular cloning and characterization of a metal responsive Chironomus tentans alpha-tubulin cDNA.

Abstract

Metal pollution of aquatic ecosystems is a problem of economic and health importance. Sensitive molecular biomarkers of metal exposure are sorely needed. We have isolated a cDNA from the midge Chironomus tentans that is transcribed in all organs and developmental stages. The cDNA encodes a protein, designated Chironomus tentans alpha-tubulin 1 (CTTUB1… (More)

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