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Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 645–655 | Cite as

Mytilus edulis Histone Gene Clusters Containing Only H1 Genes

  • Birgit  Drabent
  • Jae-Sun  Kim
  • Werner  Albig
  • Eva  Prats
  • Luis  Cornudella
  • Detlef  Doenecke

Abstract.

We isolated five different phage clones containing histone gene clusters with up to five H1 genes per phage clone from a Mytilus edulis genomic library. Among these H1 genes, nine gene types coding for five different H1 proteins have been identified. All H1 histone genes were located on repetitive restriction fragments with only slightly different sizes. The H1 coding regions show highly related sequences, suggesting that the multitude of H1 genes has evolved by gene duplication events. Core histone genes could not be found on these five Mytilus edulis genome fragments.

Key words:Mytilus edulis— H1 histone genes — Gene organization — Nucleotide sequence 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Birgit  Drabent
    • 1
  • Jae-Sun  Kim
    • 1
  • Werner  Albig
    • 1
  • Eva  Prats
    • 2
  • Luis  Cornudella
    • 2
  • Detlef  Doenecke
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Biology, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Humboldtallee 23, D-37073 Göttingen, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del CSIC, Jordi Girona 18-26, E-08034 Barcelona, SpainES

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