A mammalian homologue of a transcript from the Drosophila pecanex locus

J Neurogenet. 1992 Sep;8(3):181-7. doi: 10.3109/01677069209083447.


The Drosophila pecanex locus contains a maternal-effect neurogenic gene. A homologue of this gene has not yet been described in mammals or other organisms. We report here a partial complementary DNA clone from rat brain mRNA that encodes sequences which are very similar (83% over 189 amino acids) to a portion of sequence encoded by a transcript from the Drosophila pecanex locus [LaBonne, S.G., Sunitha, I and Mahowald, A.P. (1989) Dev. Biology 136: 1-161].

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA / genetics*
  • Drosophila / genetics*
  • Genetic Code / genetics*
  • Genomic Library*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Rats
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Software
  • Transcription, Genetic / genetics*


  • DNA

Associated data

  • GENBANK/M74329
  • GENBANK/M90514