Sequence of the met-10+ locus of Neurospora crassa: homology to a sequence of unknown function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome 8

Gene. 1995 Aug 30;162(1):111-5. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(95)00353-8.


We have determined the sequence of the Neurospora crassa met-10+ gene and its flanking regions, and have isolated and analyzed cDNA clones for this region. We have identified two closely linked genes transcribed in the same orientation. The met-10+ gene is the downstream gene; an open reading frame (ORF) derived from five exons encodes a 475-amino-acid protein. The deduced protein lacks similarity to other characterized proteins. However, it exhibits a strong similarity to the product of an ORF of unknown function on Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome 8. This sequence similarity suggests functional equivalence and should facilitate identification of the function of met-10+ using gene disruptions in S. cerevisiae.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosomes, Fungal / genetics
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Fungal Proteins / genetics*
  • Genes, Fungal*
  • Introns
  • Methionine / biosynthesis
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Neurospora crassa / genetics*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • Fungal Proteins
  • MET-10+ protein, Neurospora crassa
  • Methionine

Associated data

  • GENBANK/L40806
  • GENBANK/U10556