transcription start site

Zeev Lev zlev at TECHUNIX.TECHNION.AC.IL
Fri Oct 13 04:17:11 EST 1995


>Hey, i would like to know what the consensus is for melanogaster
>transcription start sites.  
>Thanks in advance
>MAKIS

Dear Makis,
The consensus sequence of the transcription start site (TSS) of Drosophila
(and other insects) is ATCA(G/T)T(C/T) (1,2). By looking at more start sites
published since then, the TSS consensus sequence seems to be more like TCAGTT.

1. Snyder et al., Cell 29, 1027-1040, 1982.
2. Hultmark et al., Cell 44, 429-438, 1986. 

Zeev Lev   


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