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Telomeric repeat sequence of Aspergillus oryzae consists of dodeca-nucleotides.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied microbiology and biotechnology
Publication Date
Volume
61
Issue
3
Pages
247–251
Identifiers
PMID: 12698283
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Four telomeres in the chromosomes of Aspergillus oryzae NFRI1599 were cloned and sequenced. The telomeric repeat sequence of A. oryzae consisted of dodeca-nucleotides: TTAGGGTCAACA. The length of the telomeric repeat tract was 114-136 bp, which corresponds to 9-11 repeats of the dodeca-nucleotide sequence. Compared to a chromosome internal control (18S rDNA), the telomeric sequences were found to be sensitive to BAL31 exonuclease digestion, thus proving that the identified telomeric repeat sequences were located at the most terminal tract of the chromosomes. The length of the telomeric repeat tract of A. oryzae is similar to that of Aspergillus nidulans, whose repeat unit is TTAGGG, indicating that the regulatory mechanism of telomere length might be conserved among Aspergillus species.

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