SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF THE CUT-1 GENE AND OF ITS FLANKING REGIONS IN MELOIDOGYNE ARTIELLIA

F. De Luca, C. De Giorgi, M. Di Vito, F. Lamberti

Abstract


The cuticlin-encoding gene has been isolated from a genomic library of the root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne artiellia. The organization revealed a typical eukaryotic-like structure. The sequence of the coding region was similar to the corresponding regions of the free living nematode Caenorbaditis elegans, strongly indicating the conservation of this gene during evolution. A detailed sequence analysis of both untranslated regions, 5'-UTR and 3'-UTR, showed the presence of regulatory signals.

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