Structure and molecular evolutionary analysis of a plant cytochrome c gene: Surprising implications forArabidopsis thaliana

  title={Structure and molecular evolutionary analysis of a plant cytochrome c gene: Surprising implications forArabidopsis thaliana},
  author={Elizabeth C. Kemmerer and Ming Lei and Ray J. Wu},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
SummaryWe have isolated a cytochrome c gene fromArabidopsis thaliana (cv. Columbia), which is the first cytochrome c gene to be cloned from a higher plant. Genomic DNA blot analysis indicates that there is only one copy of cytochrome c inArabidopsis. The gene consists of three exons separated by two introns. Gene features such as regulatory regions, codon usage, and conserved splicing-specific sequences are all present and typical of dicotyledonous plant nuclear genes. We have constructed… 
Fungal cytochrome c genes from plants
  • A. Hudson
  • Biology
    Journal of Molecular Evolution
  • 2004
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