Structure of the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cabII-1 gene encoding a chlorophyll-a/b-binding protein

Gene. 1988 Dec 20;73(2):397-407. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(88)90504-5.


Gene cabII-1 is a light regulated gene that encodes the precursor of a major chlorophyll-a/b-binding protein in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. It is a member of a small gene family composed of about 3-7 members. Nucleotide sequencing data and S1 mapping reveal that the cabII-1 gene is interrupted by three introns. Except for the transit peptide and the N-terminus, the cabII-1 gene product is similar to cabII proteins in higher plants. The cabII-1 gene in C. reinhardtii appears to be an intermediate between type-I and type-II cabII genes described in higher plants.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Base Sequence
  • Blotting, Southern
  • Chlamydomonas / genetics*
  • Chlorophyll / genetics*
  • Genes*
  • Light-Harvesting Protein Complexes
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins
  • Plant Proteins / genetics*
  • Plants / genetics
  • Restriction Mapping
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Species Specificity
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • Light-Harvesting Protein Complexes
  • Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins
  • Plant Proteins
  • Chlorophyll

Associated data

  • GENBANK/M24072