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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Genomic sequence comparison of eif(iso)4E between Arabidopsis and melon

item Meyer, Janelle
item Garcia-mas, Jordi
item Havey, Michael

Submitted to: Plant and Animal Genome Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/15/2006
Publication Date: 1/13/2007
Citation: Meyer, J., Garcia-Mas, J., Havey, M.J. 2007. Genomic sequence comparison of eif(iso)4E between Arabidopsis and melon [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Available:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Eukaryotic initiation factors (eifs) bind to mRNA and initiate translation in plants. Mutations in eifs condition recessively inherited virus resistances. While coding regions among eifs have been compared both within and among species, comparisons among flanking genomic sequences are lacking. We studied the eif(iso)4E gene, which is recruited by potyviruses infecting Arabidopsis, pepper, barley, and pea. A melon BAC library was probed with the eif(iso)4E gene from Arabidopsis. Two overlapping BACs were chosen for sequencing. One contig of almost 6 kb carried the melon homolog of eif(iso)4E. When this 6 kb sequence was aligned with the Arabidopsis BAC carrying eif(iso)4E, only three small regions less than 200 bp each aligned with 80-85% similarity. All of these alignments are within the eif(iso)4E coding region of eif(iso)4E, revealing that although eif(iso)4E is conserved between these divergent species, the genomic regions surrounding the gene are not conserved. These data also indicate significant sequence diversity between members of the eurosid I and II clades.

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