The gene for a small stable RNA (10Sa RNA) of Escherichia coli

Authors

  • A. K. Chauhan,

    1. Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University Medical School, Box 8093, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.
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  • D. Apirion

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    1. Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University Medical School, Box 8093, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.
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Summary

A gene that codes for a small stable RNA (362 nucleotides) has been sequenced. It is a monocistronic gene, with its own promoter and terminator. It produces a precursor that is about 100 nucleotides longer than the mature RNA with all the extra nucleotides at the 3′ end. The gene contains an open reading frame that corresponds to a small protein 25 amino acids long.

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