One-hundred and five new potential Drosophila melanogaster genes revealed through STS analysis

Christos Louis, Encarna Madueño, Juan Modolell, Mahmoud M. Omar, George Papagiannakis, Robert D.C. Saunders, Charalambos Savakis, Inga Sidén-Kiamos, Lefteris Spanos, Pantelis Topalis, Yong Qing Zhang, Michael Ashburner, Panayotis Benos, Viatcheslav N. Bolshakov, Peter Deak, David M. Glover, Siegrun Herrmann, Fotis C. Kafatos

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Abstract

Complementation analysis had suggested that the Drosophila melanogaster genome contains approximately 5000 genes, but it is now generally accepted that the actual number is several times as high. We report here an analysis of 1788 anonymous sequence tagged sites (STSs) from the European Drosophila Genome Project (EDGP), totalling 463 kb. The data reveal a substantial number of previously undescribed potential genes, amounting to 6.1% of the number of Drosophila genes already in the sequence databases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalGene
Volume195
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 1997

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Keywords

  • Contig analysis
  • Gene families
  • Genome mapping
  • Orphan genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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Louis, C., Madueño, E., Modolell, J., Omar, M. M., Papagiannakis, G., Saunders, R. D. C., Savakis, C., Sidén-Kiamos, I., Spanos, L., Topalis, P., Zhang, Y. Q., Ashburner, M., Benos, P., Bolshakov, V. N., Deak, P., Glover, D. M., Herrmann, S., & Kafatos, F. C. (1997). One-hundred and five new potential Drosophila melanogaster genes revealed through STS analysis. Gene, 195(2), 187-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-1119(97)00138-8