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Article Number - 2892CA159704


Vol.8(4), pp. 25-27 , August 2016
DOI: 10.5897/IJGMB2015.0120
ISSN: 2006-9863



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Comparison of Lagostomus maximus amelogenin gene (AMELX) with other mammals



María Beatriz Espinosa
  • María Beatriz Espinosa
  • Instituto de Investigaciones en Biociencias Agrícolas y Ambientales (INBA), UBA, CONICET, School of Agriculture. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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 Received: 28 October 2015  Accepted: 21 June 2016  Published: 31 August 2016

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The aim of this study was to compare the Lagostomus maximus AMEL sequence to assess their similarity with the AMEL genes from other mammals. Previously, a sequence of the AMEL gene of L. maximus which corresponds to the intron 3 of the human sequence for AMELX (AMEL on the X chromosome) was reported. The comparisons made, by the use of the algorithm provided by the NCBI (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool: BLAST) allowed the determination of the possible similitude between the sequence corresponding to the AMEL gene of some species of mammals with the AMEL sequence of L. maximus. The reported sequences for this gene should be studied further.

 

Key words: Amelogenin gene, Lagostomus maximus, intron 3 sequence.

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APA Espinosa, M. B. (2016). Comparison of Lagostomus maximus amelogenin gene (AMELX) with other mammals. International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology, 8(4), 25-27.
Chicago Mar&ia Beatriz Espinosa. "Comparison of Lagostomus maximus amelogenin gene (AMELX) with other mammals." International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology 8, no. 4 (2016): 25-27.
MLA Mar&ia Beatriz Espinosa. "Comparison of Lagostomus maximus amelogenin gene (AMELX) with other mammals." International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology 8.4 (2016): 25-27.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJGMB2015.0120
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJGMB/article-abstract/2892CA159704

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