Identification and comparison of two sequence elements that confer cell-type specific transcription in yeast.
Miller AM., MacKay VL., Nasmyth KA.
The MAT alpha 2 protein of budding yeast represses a set of genes; if the MATa1 protein is also present, a further set of genes is repressed. DNA sequence comparisons reveal a 20-base pair 'operator' sequence that is present in genes repressed by a1/alpha 2. A related, but distinct, sequence is found in genes repressed by alpha 2 alone.