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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