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Title: Nucleotide sequence of a ligninase gene from Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Source: Nucleic Acids Research, Vol. 16, No. 3; 1988

Author(s)Smith, Timothy L.; Schalch, Heidi; Covert, Sarah; Cullen, Daniel

Publication Year: 1988  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Lignin biodegradation is catalyzed in part by ligninases, also known as lignin peroxidases (1-4).We have cloned and sequenced the gene encoding ligninase isozyme H8 from the white-rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. The gene is interrupted by eight introns, ranging in size from 49 to 69 bp,which are distributed throughout the gene. Putative transcriptional control signals (underlined) include a CAAT at position -110 and a TATA box at -81 relative to the translational initiation codon. The nucleotide sequence of the coding region is identical to the cDNA sequence published previously (5), except for a GC at positions 591-592 instead of CG, resulting in an Arg to Ala substitution.

Keywords: Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Nucleotide sequence

File size: 589 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/19/2010
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cullen, Daniel
Research Microbiologist

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