RRC ID 30387
Author Takahara M, Takahashi H, Matsunaga S, Miyagishima S, Takano H, Sakai A, Kawano S, Kuroiwa T.
Title A putative mitochondrial ftsZ gene is present in the unicellular primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae.
Journal Mol Gen Genet
Abstract Two ftsZ homologues were isolated from the unicellular primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae (CmftsZ1 and CmftsZ2). Phylogenetic analysis revealed that CmftsZ1 is most closely related to the ftsZ genes of alpha-Proteobacteria, suggesting that it is a mitochondrial-type ftsZ gene, whereas CmftsZ2 is most closely related to the ftsZ genes of cyanobacteria, suggesting that it is a plastid-type ftsZ gene. Southern analysis indicates that CmftsZ1 and CmftsZ2 are both single-copy genes located on chromosome XIV in the C. merolae genome. Northern analysis revealed that both CmftsZ1 and CmftsZ2 are transcribed, and accumulate specifically before cell and organelle division. The results of Western analysis suggest that CmFtsZ1 is localized in mitochondria.
Volume 264(4)
Pages 452-60
Published 2000-11-1
DOI 10.1007/s004380000307
PMID 11129049
MeSH Amino Acid Sequence Animals Antibodies / isolation & purification Arabidopsis Proteins Base Sequence Chromosome Mapping Cloning, Molecular DNA Primers / genetics Gene Expression Genes, Plant* Mitochondria / genetics Molecular Sequence Data Phylogeny Plant Proteins / genetics* Plant Proteins / metabolism Plasmids / genetics Rhodophyta / genetics* Rhodophyta / metabolism Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
Times Cited 66
Algae NIES-3377