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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-06-12 10:06 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2014-02-27 14:51 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2014-02-27 14:51 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Hygromycin B phosphotransferase gene
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
aph4 gene
aphIV gene
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Escherichia coli - ECOLX
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Hygromycin B phosphotransferase
Biological function
The hygromycin B phosphotransferase encoded by the hpt gene specifically inactivates the antibiotic hygromycin by phosphorylation.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
  • Selectable marker genes and reporter genes

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