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Exploring a bacterial gene in Clostridium sporogenes

Start in Ensembl Bacteria and select the Clostridium sporogenes (GCA_001444695) genome.

  1. What GO: biological process terms are associated with the PolC gene?

  2. Go to the transcript tab for the only transcript, OQP95999. How long is the transcript?

  3. What domains can be found in the protein product of this transcript? How many different domain prediction methods agree with each of these domains?

  1. From the Ensembl Bacteria homepage, select Clostridium sporogenes by beginning to write the species name and selecting the species from the auto-complete list. Type PolC and click on the gene ID VT92_0235670. Click on GO: biological process in the left-hand panel.

    There are two terms listed: GO:0006260, DNA replication and GO:0006261, DNA-templated DNA replication.

  2. Click on the transcript named OQP95999 or on the Transcript tab.

    OQP95999 is 4299 bp in length.

  3. Click on either Protein Summary or Domains & features in the left hand menu to see graphically or as a table respectively.