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Asian Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 514-519
DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2011.514.519
 
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Presence of an Intron Indicated in a Candida krusei Tec1 Gene: A Preliminary Report

Okungbowa Francisca I., Pal Kalidas, Chowdhury Rukhsana and Okungbowa Michael O.A.

Abstract:
A Candida krusei clinical isolate was investigated for the presence of Tec1 (a C. albicans virulence gene) using nucleotide amplification-based techniques. Amplification of genomic DNA did not show the presence of Tec1 gene but the gene was expressed when Reverse-Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) was used. This is indicative of the presence of one or more introns in Tec1 gene of the C. krusei which could play a role in chemotherapy. This is a preliminary report that requires further investigation.
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How to cite this article:

Okungbowa Francisca I., Pal Kalidas, Chowdhury Rukhsana and Okungbowa Michael O.A., 2011. Presence of an Intron Indicated in a Candida krusei Tec1 Gene: A Preliminary Report. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 514-519.

DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2011.514.519

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajbs.2011.514.519

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