Testis-specific β2 tubulins are identical in Drosophila melanogaster and D. hydei but differ from the ubiquitous β1 tubulin

@article{Michiels2004TestisspecificT,
  title={Testis-specific β2 tubulins are identical in Drosophila melanogaster and D. hydei but differ from the ubiquitous β1 tubulin},
  author={F. Michiels and D. Falkenburg and A. M{\"u}ller and U. Hinz and U. Otto and R. Bellmann and K. H. Gl{\"a}tzer and R. Brand and S. Bialojan and R. Renkawitz-Pohl},
  journal={Chromosoma},
  year={2004},
  volume={95},
  pages={387-395}
}
  • F. Michiels, D. Falkenburg, +7 authors R. Renkawitz-Pohl
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Chromosoma
  • In Drosophila as in many organisms β tubulins are encoded by a gene family. We have determined the complete nucleotide sequences coding for the β1 and β2 tubulins of Drosophila melanogaster and the β2 tubulin of D. hydei, and found these insect β tubulins to be highly conserved and like β tubulins of other organisms. This is discussed with reference to the possible functional domains of these proteins. — The β1 tubulin gene of Drosophila is constitutively expressed, whereas the β2 tubulin is… CONTINUE READING
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