AIM Identified in Promotor Region of aod-1 Gene in Neurospora crassa

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AIM Identified in Promotor Region of aod-1 Gene in Neurospora crassa

I just read an article in Genetics, Vol. 175, 1597-1606, April 2007 that I found extrememly interesting, and probably of interest to many of you folks in the genetics fields.

The article discusses how the aod-1 Gene in Neurospora crassa is encoded for alternative oxidase , and is induced when the mitochondria cytochrome-mediated respiratory chain is inhibited. The research this article was based on was an attempt to discover which elements are responsible for the induction of the alternative oxidase by creating mutations upstream from the aod-1 structural gene.
Using an in-vivo assay, the research team was able to identify an alternative oxidase induction motif (AIM) that is required for expression of aod-1 gene. The article is referenced below if you'd like to investigate the details of this technique.
Identification of an Alternative Oxidase Induction Motif in the Promoter Region of the aod-1 Gene in Neurospora crassaMichael S. Chae, Colin C. Lin, Katherine E. Kessler, Cheryl E. Nargang, Lesley L. Tanton, Leanne B. Hahn and Frank E. Nargang1
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada

1 Corresponding author: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9, Canada.
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