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Mapping and sequencing of an actively transcribed Euglena gracilis chloroplast gene (ccsA) homologous to the Arabidopsis thaliana nuclear gene cs(ch-42)

Orsat, Bernard ; Monfort, Amparo ; Chatellard, Philippe ; Stutz, Erhard

In: FEBS Letters, 1992, vol. 303, no. 2-3, p. 181-184

We mapped and sequenced a novel chloroplast gene encoding a protein (348 amino acids) which shows a high sequence identity with both the decoded nuclear cs(ch-42) gene product of Arabidopsis thaliana, and the C-terminal half of the decoded ‘crtA’ gene product of Rhodobacter capsulatus. The chloroplast gene (ccsA) is split (two exons) and transcribed into a stable... Plus

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    Summary
    We mapped and sequenced a novel chloroplast gene encoding a protein (348 amino acids) which shows a high sequence identity with both the decoded nuclear cs(ch-42) gene product of Arabidopsis thaliana, and the C-terminal half of the decoded ‘crtA’ gene product of Rhodobacter capsulatus. The chloroplast gene (ccsA) is split (two exons) and transcribed into a stable mRNA of about 1200 nucleotides. The putative protein may be involved in the biosynthesis of photosynthetic pigments.