Current Genetics

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 199–201 | Cite as

Genes for two subunits of succinate dehydrogenase form a cluster on the mitochondrial genome of Rhodophyta

  • Susanne Viehmann
  • Odile Richard
  • Catherine Boyen
  • Klaus Zetsche
Short Communication

Abstract

Mitochondrial DNA from the unicellular rhodophyteCyanidium caldarium RK-1 and the multicellularChondrus crispus were isolated, cloned, and sequenced. Two genes,sdhB andsdhC, that encode subunits of the succinate dehydrogenase, were identified by similarity. These genes form a cluster (titsdhCB) in both red algae.

Key words

Rhodophyta Mitochondrial DNA Succinate dehydrogenase 

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© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne Viehmann
    • 1
  • Odile Richard
    • 2
  • Catherine Boyen
    • 2
  • Klaus Zetsche
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PflanzenphysiologieJustus-Liebig-UniversitätGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Centres d'Etudes Océanologiques et de Biologie Marine, CNRS-UPR9042Université P. and M. CurieRoscoff CedexFrance

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