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Isolation and Characterization of the Single β-tubulin Gene in Phytophthora cinnamomi
N. D. Weerakoon, J. K. Roberts, L. P. Lehnen, Jr., J. M. Wilkinson and J. S. Marshall
Vol. 90, No. 1 (Jan. - Feb., 1998), pp. 85-95
Published by: Mycological Society of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3761016
Page Count: 11
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To initiate studies on the regulation of tubulin expression and microtubule organization in the phytopathogenic Oomycete, Phytophthora cinnamomi, a gene encoding β-tubulin was cloned and sequenced. The gene has no introns and encodes a protein of 445 amino acids. Genomic Southern blots indicate a single copy of the β-tubulin gene in the P. cinnamomi genome. Comparison of the P. cinnamomi β-tubulin gene sequence with β-tubulin genes from a range of fungi, algae and protists supports the hypothesis that the Oomycetes are more closely related to the algae and protists than they are to the higher fungi.
Mycologia © 1998 Mycological Society of America