SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF THE CUT-1 GENE AND OF ITS FLANKING REGIONS IN MELOIDOGYNE ARTIELLIA
AbstractThe cuticlin-encoding gene has been isolated from a genomic library of the root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne artiellia. The organization revealed a typical eukaryotic-like structure. The sequence of the coding region was similar to the corresponding regions of the free living nematode Caenorbaditis elegans, strongly indicating the conservation of this gene during evolution. A detailed sequence analysis of both untranslated regions, 5'-UTR and 3'-UTR, showed the presence of regulatory signals.