Gene 1998 May 28;212(1):119-25

Identification and characterization of the gene for Drosophila L3 ribosomal protein.

Chan HY, Zhang Y, Hoheisel JD, O'Kane CJ. Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK.

A cDNA clone that encodes a Drosophila homologue of ribosomal protein L3 was isolated from a Drosophila ovary gridded cDNA library. The Drosophila ribosomal protein L3 gene (RpL3) is highly conserved with ribosomal protein L3 genes in other organisms. It is a single copy gene and maps to position 86D5-10 on polytene chromosomes. A Minute gene in this region, M(3) 86D, is a possible candidate to encode RPL3. RPL3 message is expressed ubiquitously. A partial RPL8 cDNA clone was also isolated and mapped to 62F.