Worm Breeder's Gazette 12(2): 54 (January 1, 1992)

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C. elegans Spectrin/Fodrin-like Clone Free to a Good Home

Curtis M. Loer

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Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Campus Box 0554, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143

In the course of cloning and sequencing PCR-generated bands while looking for something else, I got a fragment that when translated and run through a homology search ("blast") pulls out a sequence that is repeated in spectrin and fodrin from several different organisms. Apparently, there are similar repeats found in alpha-actinins and dystrophin (Davison and Critchley, Cell 52:159,1988). If anyone out there would like to have the clone, it's yours for the asking.

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