We synthesized a cDNA library from the intertidal copepod Tigriopus japonicus, converted it to phagemids and sequenced expressed sequence tags (ESTs). Of these, Tigriopus translationally controlled tumor protein/histamine releasing factor (TCTP/HRF) was further characterized. The Tigriopus TCTP/HRF gene encoded 172 amino acid residues and showed high similarity to Drosophila but moderate similarity to other annelids (e.g. Brugia, Wuchereria and C. elegans). The Tigriopus TCTP/HRF gene appeared in the same clade as the annelids. Here, we describe the analysis of the Tigriopus TCTP/HRF gene.
- Tigriopus japonicus
- cDNA library