Putative gene promoter sequences in the chlorella viruses

Lisa A. Fitzgerald, Philip T. Boucher, Giane M. Yanai-Balser, Karsten Suhre, Michael V. Graves, James L. Van Etten

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Three short (7 to 9 nucleotides) highly conserved nucleotide sequences were identified in the putative promoter regions (150 bp upstream and 50 bp downstream of the ATG translation start site) of three members of the genus Chlorovirus, family Phycodnaviridae. Most of these sequences occurred in similar locations within the defined promoter regions. The sequence and location of the motifs were often conserved among homologous ORFs within the Chlorovirus family. One of these conserved sequences (AATGACA) is predominately associated with genes expressed early in virus replication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-393
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 25 2008


  • Chlorella viruses
  • Chlorovirus
  • Phycodnaviridae
  • Promoters
  • Virus MT325
  • Virus NY-2A
  • Virus PBCV-1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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