Haploid expression of a mouse testis alpha-tubulin gene

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Science  06 Apr 1984:
Vol. 224, Issue 4644, pp. 68-70
DOI: 10.1126/science.6701535


A complementary DNA clone for an alpha-tubulin has been isolated from a mouse testis complementary DNA library. The untranslated 3' end of this complementary DNA is homologous to two RNA transcripts present in postmeiotic cells of the testis but absent from meiotic cells and from several tissues including brain. The temporal expression of this alpha-tubulin complementary DNA provides evidence for the haploid expression of a mammalian structural gene.