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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 29, No. 6, 2008, pp. 592-598
Bioline Code: zr08090
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2008, pp. 592-598

 en Molecular Cloning and Expression Analysis of FTZ-F1 in the Half-smooth Tongue-sole, Cynoglossus semilaevis check for this species in other resources
Deng, Si-ping; Chen, Song-lin & Liu, Ben-wei


To investigate the expression characteristics of sex related gene of FTZ-F1 in the half-smooth tongue-sole ( Cynoglossus semilaevis check for this species in other resources ), the homologue FTZ-F1 (hsFTZ-F1) full-length cDNA was isolated from the testis by homologous cloning, and the cDNA included the open reading frame and a 66 bp 5'-UTR, along with a 1 619 bp 3'-UTR, encoding a predicted 485 amino acid protein. Sequence, tissue distribution and phylogenic analyses of the FTZ-F1 showed that the hsFTZ-F1 belonged to SF-1/Ad4BP group. The hsFTZ-F1 transcripts were highly abundant in the gonads, kidneys, brain and head-kidneys, but weakly in other tissues. However, the expression level in the brain and head-kidney of female was highly abundant than in the male. The hsFTZ-F1 expression was highly abundant in the embryo than in the larvae, which suggested that the hsFTZ-F1 may be involved in the organogenesis in the tongue sole.

Cynoglossus semilaevis; FTZ-F1; cDNA cloning; Expression

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