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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2013-03-18 02:39 UTC (bch@env.go.jp)
Date of last update
2014-08-12 16:29 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2014-08-12 16:29 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Cyclobutylpyrimidine dimer photolyase Gene
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Deoxyribodipyrimidine photolyase
CPD Photolyase
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Oryza sativa - Rice, ORYSA
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Cyclobutylpyrimidine dimer photolyase
Biological function
Involved in repair of UV radiation-induced DNA damage. Catalyzes the light-dependent monomerization (300-600 nm) of cyclobutylpyrimidine dimers (CPDs), which are formed between adjacent bases on the same DNA strand upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Required for plant survival in the presence of UV-B light.

Protein can therefore be used in conferring tolerance to UV-B induced abiotic stress caused by the formation of Cyclobutylpyrimidine dimers. CPDs are neutralised by CPD photolyase thus reducing the effect of UV-B radiation damage
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
  • Tolerance to abiotic stress

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