Mitochondrial genes of Schistosoma mansoni

Blair, D., Le , T.H., Després, L., and McManus, D.P. (1999) Mitochondrial genes of Schistosoma mansoni. Parasitology, 119 (3). pp. 303-313.

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Abstract

Two clones, totalling 8068 bp and spanning over half of the coding region of the mitochondrial genome of Schistosoma mansoni, have been sequenced. Complete sequences are presented of the large and small ribosomal RNA subunits, CO2, ND3, ND4, ND6 and ATPase 6 genes. Incomplete sequences were found for the CO1, ND2 and CytB genes. At least 10 tRNAs were also detected and alternative structures for some of these discussed. The gene order of S. mansoni is unique and differs from that of Fasciola hepatica, the only other trematode for which any information is available.

Item ID: 27442
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: mitochondrial genome; Schistosoma mansoni; ribosomal RNA genes; transfer RNAs
ISSN: 1469-8161
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 02:46
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060808 Invertebrate Biology @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060499 Genetics not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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