Cloning and nucleotide sequence of the genomic ribonuclease T2 gene (rntB) from Aspergillus oryzae

Curr Genet. 1991 May;19(5):367-73. doi: 10.1007/BF00309597.


Using synthetic oligonucleotide probes, we have cloned a genomic DNA sequence encoding a ribonuclease (RNase) T2 gene (rntB) from Aspergillus oryzae on a 4.8 kb HindIII fragment. DNA sequence analysis of the RNase T2 revealed the following: (1) The gene is arranged as five exons and four introns; (2) The deduced amino acid sequence contains 239 amino acid residues of the mature enzyme. In addition, there exist 17 amino acid residues thought to be a signal peptide sequence at the N-terminus and 20 amino acid residues at the C-terminus; (3) The nucleotide sequence of the rntB gene is homologous to those of the RNase Rh gene from Rhizopus niveus and the S2 stylar glycoprotein gene of Nicotiana alata with degree of about 51% and 47%, respectively; (4) A. oryzae and A. nidulans transformed with the cloned rntB gene had much higher ribonuclease T2 activity than wild-type strains.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Aspergillus oryzae / genetics*
  • Base Sequence
  • Blotting, Southern
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA, Fungal / genetics
  • Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel
  • Endoribonucleases / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Plasmids
  • Restriction Mapping
  • Transformation, Genetic


  • DNA, Fungal
  • Endoribonucleases
  • ribonuclease T(2)

Associated data

  • GENBANK/S39723
  • GENBANK/S39727
  • GENBANK/S39777
  • GENBANK/S57519
  • GENBANK/S60919
  • GENBANK/S60920
  • GENBANK/X57696
  • GENBANK/X61086
  • GENBANK/X62800
  • GENBANK/X66485