Organization of the shrimp vitellogenin gene: evidence of multiple genes and tissue specific expression by the ovary and hepatopancreas.

@article{Tsang2003OrganizationOT,
  title={Organization of the shrimp vitellogenin gene: evidence of multiple genes and tissue specific expression by the ovary and hepatopancreas.},
  author={Wing-Sze Tsang and L Scott Quackenbush and Billy Kwok-Chong Chow and Shirley Hiu-Kwan Tiu and Jianguo He and S. K. M. Chan},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2003},
  volume={303},
  pages={99-109}
}
Vitellogenin is the major egg yolk protein synthesized in female shrimp during gonad maturation. Although there are several reports for the cloning of vitellogenin complementary DNA (cDNA) in different crustaceans, little is known of the gene organization of this protein. This study reports the first cloning and characterization of a full-length gene encoding the vitellogenin precursor from the shrimp Metapenaeus ensis. By genomic DNA library screening, six different lambda clones were isolated… CONTINUE READING

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