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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Mar 1985; 82(6): 1653–1657.
PMCID: PMC397330

Cloning and nucleotide sequence determination of the Clostridium pasteurianum ferredoxin gene.

Abstract

We have constructed a library of Clostridium pasteurianum DNA cloned in the plasmid pBR322. Based on the known amino acid sequence for C. pasteurianum ferredoxin, a 64-fold degenerate heptadecanucleotide pool was synthesized. This mixed probe hybridized to two clones which were shown to contain greater than 6 kilobase pairs of the same genomic DNA. Sequence analysis of a common Sau3A1 0.6-kilobase-pair fragment revealed that it contains the information for the apoferredoxin structural gene. According to the DNA sequence, the only post-translational processing of this small apoprotein is the hydrolysis of the initiator methionine. Putative transcription and translation start and stop signals are present within the sequence.

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